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[TowerTalk] insulated guys/stacks

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Subject: [TowerTalk] insulated guys/stacks
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Date: Wed, 2 Apr 1997 19:03:20 -0500 (EST)
In a message dated 97-04-02 18:31:49 EST, (rattmann) writes:

> Bottom line:  Within about, say, 50 feet of the tower legs I recommend guy
>  wire insulators every nine feet if you are using side-mounted yagis, alone
>  or in stacks.  Beyond about 50 feet out, I don't think it makes much
>  difference, 28 foot lengths are probably fine, or even no insulators at
>  are probably o.k. in those lower areas far out from the antenna (unless
>  also have some vertical arrays in the vicinity...but that's another
      By using a nine foot segment length, you have just exceeded the
comparitive cost of Phillystran.  Use Phillystran for the first 50 feet or so
of the guys and segmented steel guys down to the ground.  Lighter and less
work to boot.

73,  Steve  K7LXC

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