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[TowerTalk] tensioning guys

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Subject: [TowerTalk] tensioning guys
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Date: Sat, 21 Aug 1999 12:59:27 EDT
In a message dated 99-08-21 12:39:14 EDT, you write:

> The mast looks quite sturdy in a 35MPH wind, and I'm sure the guys are not
>  so tight as to risk their breakage or compression damage to the mast. I
>  tried to make the tension as equal as possible, but it's hard to know. Does
>  anyone know of any measureing devices or "rules of thumb I can use to set 
>  mind at ease about this.

     It sounds like the snubbers take care of the tension. The reason you 
can't use the Loos is that the tension is probably too low to be measured 
plus they don't measure 1/8th inch cables. I found that until you start 
approaching the 10% guy tension, the readings don't mean much anyway. I'd let 
the snubbers do their job and call that good. 

Cheers,   Steve    K7LXC
Champion Radio Products

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