FROM: SAM EFFINGER K9SD
SUBJECT: EHS VS PHILLYSTRAN
I also thought the price of Phillystran was rather high so I elected to
make the first 50 foot of each guy wire Phillystran. This should
have no effect on any antennas which are side mounted.
I got the idea from this reflector...
Still the price of guying a couple of 120 footers is very high. I bought
a box 505 of insulators from Porcelan products for $3.70 each. They are
sold in boxes of 50.
I bought a box of 100 3/16 ehs guy grips from Preformed Line Products for
something like $3 each. I bought the guy wire at Dayton and the tower
is both new and used.
I used 6 inch pipe 13 foot long and buried it 7 feet with the top of the
hole 3x3 and the remaining 4 foot was a hole 16 inches wide and filled it with
I bought some turnbuckles at Dayton for $5 each and the rest from
Mc Master Carr for 18.50 each.
I bought guy equalizers from Hill Radio in Bloomington Il.
I bought the new Rohn bolts from Hill radio for $2 a set...which is
I bought (3) used KT34xa for $200 each with another $40 for the
The chrome molly masts 24 foot long were bought in STL. and galvinized
for a total cost of $250 per mast.
This is a run down of what I have been doing for the last year. I hope
this helps someone. In the mean time I finished off the basement poured
a driveway and had a back operation...
The towers are just barely started and hope to be on for the HF Championships
This doesn't include rotators/side mounts ....I must say this is a large
outlay for a modest station...
73/Sam K9SD (South Dakota in Illinois)
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