"807" that dates ya.
Ham 2 wins my vote for simplicity
The error in doing is probably less than the error in making the holes and
planting the guy wire terminations in EXACTLY the correct spot.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, August 29, 1999 6:25 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Guy alignment - friendly wager
> Anyone care to help settle a friendly argumentative discussion and wager
> aligning guy points?
> A discussion on aligning guy points led to a wager between a couple local
> tower planners.
> Ham (1) Says: The only satisfactory means to position guy points is to
> transit at the point where the tower will be placed and accurately
> the center of each anchor point hole exactly 120 degrees apart.
> Ham (2) Says: While using a transit is the ultimate method. Using string
> tied to each leg stretching them to the desired guy hole distance, then
> carefully measure and move each string until all three are the same
> apart (measurement taken 25 feet from the tower on all three strings) is
> "close enough" so long as "String number 1 is carefully "eyeballed to be
> straight with the leg it is tied to.
> Ham (1) Replied: Close enough only counts in hand grenades and horse
> and after considerable discussion both agreed to wager a cold six pack of
> cold 807's on Tower Talk responses. The method receiving the most votes
> I raised a third consideration which is: Let's see what the Tower Talk
> come back with in the way of votes but also consider recommended
> Now this is a serious situation cause a cold 6 pack of 807' s is on the
> So... anyone care to vote, comment or make alternate recommendations?
> I will tally and post the votes along with other appropriate
> It will be interesting to see what comes up, who knows, we may all learn
> something new.
> Jack W0UCE
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