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## N4KG: Re: [TowerTalk] distance to guy wires

 To: N4KG: Re: [TowerTalk] distance to guy wires n4kg@juno.com (T. A. Russell) Sat, 19 Jul 1997 10:10:56 -0600
 ```--------- Begin forwarded message ---------- From: N4KG To: w0mu@sprynet.com Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] distance to guy wires On Fri, 18 Jul 1997 22:23:40 -0600 Mike Fatchett writes: > >Sorry but I seem to have forgotten my geometry. > >Can someone tell me how to calculate the distance from the tower to >the guy wires from different spots on the tower? I need to know if I >have enough room for my 2nd antenna to rotate. > >Thanks > >Mike >W0MU > The simple solution is to make a scale drawing and then measure it. No math and it gives a good visual idea of the geometry. For example, at one inch per foot, you plot a vertical line representing the tower height. Then go out horizontally in inches equal to the number of feet your guy anchors are from the tower. Connect the anchor points to the tower at the appropriate heights and you have an accurate representation of your tower. To determine the turning radius under your guy wires, measure the distance between the tower and the appropriate guy wire, remembering your scale factor (of 1 inch = 1 ft) and you've got it. NO MATH. If that scale doesn't fit on your paper, use something smaller, like 1/2 inch = 1 ft to represent tall towers. Using graph or quadrille paper makes it even easier. de Tom N4KG --------- End forwarded message ---------- -- FAQ on WWW: http://www.contesting.com/towertalkfaq.html Submissions: towertalk@contesting.com Administrative requests: towertalk-REQUEST@contesting.com Problems: owner-towertalk@contesting.com Search: http://www.contesting.com/km9p/search ```
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