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Subject: [TowerTalk] Guys & Towers
From: (Larry A. Crim)
Date: Thu, 5 Jun 1997 14:37:50 -0500 (CDT)
>      Several years ago, the myth that uninsulated conductive guys 
> >     would affect the beam pattern was dispelled in a QST article.

EVERY SINGLE AM radio station in America uses insulators to break-up guy 
wires.  Its not done to simply insulate the antenna from ground, that 
could be done with one, single insulator on each guy.  It IS done to 
minimize guy wire interaction and to produce a clean pattern.  If you 
shunt-feed your tower, or have beams side-mounted down the tower, do 
yourself a favor and break-up the guys.

Larry K4AB

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