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[TowerTalk] Guying crank up towers

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Guying crank up towers
From: (Robert Hummel)
Date: Thu, 11 Jun 1998 22:37:09 -0400
At 12:31 PM 6/11/1998 -0400, David L. Thompson wrote:

>>On my 71' U.S. Tower tubular

>If you notice I said ask the manufacurer.  The tublar tower you have was
>designed by Jim Wilson and no it cannot be pinned or guyed.

Whoops. Guess what? My Wilson tubular tower manufacturer's instructions
clearly specify a guying system (complete with slip ring for the rotating
tower) that greatly increases the advertised wind load. It's even
recommended for those large antenna arrays we're all tempted to use.

Anyone need proof? I may be able to post a scan of the manual for download

Robert L. Hummel (WS1A)

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