In a message dated 98-02-01 17:18:33 EST, email@example.com writes:
> Tried Part #90 model B on my tower today.
> It read the tension higher than required,
> but the guys don't seem over-tensioned to me.
> Seems like I remember K7LXC or someone saying
> that you had to use a larger cable diameter
> than your guy wire actually was when reading
> the conversion chart. For example, use the
> 7/32 chart for 3/16 guy wire. Is this true,
> or am I just imaging? Thanks.
It's your imagination. I would believe the gauge and not what "it feels"
The specified 10% tension for 3/16 inch EHS is 400 pounds; for 1/4 inch
EHS it's 670 pounds. This is at 50 degrees F but probably close enough for ham
work. The important thing is that they are all the same and within spec.
73, Steve K7LXC
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