Merv Schweigert wrote:
> >I went with 3/8" fiberglass guy rod made by Polygon (13,000# breaking
> >strength). Glass grips (like Big grips for steel) at each end attached
> >to standard guy hardware is cheaper than insulator-broken-up-steel or
> >Philistran. And it is NON-conducting, not just "insulated", which means
> >zero-effect on my 4 (soon to be 5) ring rotor mounted antennas, plus
> >zero inductance for lightning (like Philistran)!!
> >Bill, N3RR
> >P.S. Several of us PVRCers and a couple of FRCers also use fiberglass
> >guy rod to eliminate interaction with our "antenna-loaded" towers.
> Hate to sound so ignorant, but where can I obtain some info
> on Guy rod ??. doing some rotating towers here and cringing at the
> price of Philystran.. Thanks 73 Merv K9FD
There are several vendors. The one I know of is:
PO BOX 176
Walkerton, IN 46574-0176
We used their PGP-504 UV Stabilized product bought in 1994.
There are special handling techniques and shelf-life considerations as
well. Get all of the information before you install this excellent guy
rod. W3LPL put out a handling report recently.
Their product line is extensive. Get a catalog and all the technical
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