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[TowerTalk] laser pointer for setting guy tension

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Subject: [TowerTalk] laser pointer for setting guy tension
From: (Pete Smith)
Date: Tue, 24 Aug 1999 16:56:49 -0400
At 01:44 PM 8/24/1999 -0600, wrote:
>Harbor Freight has a laser pointer for $5.99 that they
>say will project a 1/4 inch dot at 600 feet.
>When the tower is vertical, the laser will be shining
>through all the holes in the accessory shelves, and
>will be hitting the target on the rotor plate. If a
>particular guy level is out of whack, you will see the
>laser shining on the accessory shelf, rather than going
>through the hole.

Sounds like a neat idea.  I don't doubt that they can project a dot that
far, which can be seen by an observer close by.  But I wonder if you can
actually see the dot at, say, 100 feet from the target.  I know that weapon
lasers can do that readily, but are these little ones powerful enough?  If
not, would binoculars help?  Anyone had experience with this?

73,  Pete N4ZR
Sometimes a tower is just a tower

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