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[TowerTalk] An Engineering Question

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Subject: [TowerTalk] An Engineering Question
From: (David O Hachadorian)
Date: Fri, 30 May 1997 13:25:24 EDT
On Fri, 30 May 1997 10:58:19 -0400 Gene Smith <> writes:

> If you move the anchors in you
> simply need stronger wire, or possibly the same wire with less of a 
>safety factor, and a stronger anchor.  

It's not just the guy wire and anchors you need to worry about.
You are also limited by the compression strength spec of the
tower legs when the wind blows in the worst-case direction. As
the anchors move in, the compression load goes up when the wind
blows. Rohn 25, for example, is specified at only 8430 pounds max
per leg.

Dave Hachadorian, K6LL

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