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## [TowerTalk] Guying Designs

 To: [TowerTalk] Guying Designs jlangdon@outer.net (John Langdon) Mon, 29 Mar 1999 16:09:25 -0600
 Keep the angles the same as if the tower was installed on perfectly flat ground. This is also true if you are using elevated guy posts. If you change the angles, you cannot rely on the manufacturer supplied configurations and will have to re calculate everything. If the recommended configuration you are using has two sets of guys going to two different anchor points, you should also keep the angles on those guys the same as if you were on flat ground. 73 John N5CQ -----Original Message----- From: Pat Barthelow [SMTP:aa6eg@hh.tmx.com] Sent: Monday, March 29, 1999 3:14 PM To: towertalk@contesting.com Subject: [TowerTalk] Guying Designs I am musing over a sketch of a guyed tower, plan view, and wonder how the positioning of guy anchor points changes with sloped ground. Does one try to keep constant angle by all guys to the tower, by changing the anchor radius, or do you keep a constant distance to the anchor point, with the resulting different vertical angles? Also, if the ground rises a significant amount on one side, then for a 2 level guy system, the top guy, and the middle guy, assuming they would converge to a single point anchor, on level ground, intesect the real world sloping ground at two points that have significant spacing between them. In this instance, with sloped ground, do you anchor the top and middle guys at 2 locations? If the angles of different guys at, say, the center guy point on the tower, are different, and the guys are tensioned equally, there will be different horizontal and vertical force components attributable to each guy.....How do you deal with sloped ground when guying? 73, DX, de Pat, AA6EG/N6IJ; aa6eg@hh.tmx.com 599 DX Drive, Marina CA 93933 "The Contest Station from the Government" -- 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.htm -- 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.htm
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