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[TowerTalk] Advice on Guys for a light duty crankup?

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Advice on Guys for a light duty crankup?
From: (Terry Dunlap)
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 1998 12:34:02 -0700
At 11:12 AM 4/17/98 -0700, KL7NA/W7 wrote:
>I just acquired a Tri-Ex THD-7122 light duty 122 foot guyed crank up
>tower.  It didn't have any guy wires and so now I'm looking for a good
>way to guy this tower.  It has seven sections and that comes to around 
>2000 feet of guy wire.  I don't want to spend an arm and a leg on guys, 
>but I'd like something that will work well.  I am a little apprehensive 
>about how much of a mess the wires will be when it is cranked down.  
>Any experiences or advice would be very much appreciated.  

I have a hard time understanding the logic behind a "guyed crank up
tower".  Isn't that kind of like "government organization"?  It seems
like that configuration would be nothing but trouble.  The winch and
lifting cable is trying to push the tower up and the guy wires are
trying to pull it down.  Does that kind of crank up have some additional
kind of stop or latch or something to take the strain off the lifting

73 de Terry KK6T

The early bird gets the worm, but the second
mouse gets the cheese......

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