In a message dated 99-11-18 08:08:19 EST, email@example.com writes:
> For the same guy tension, a 50% radius will put a greater downward force on
> the tower (equivalent to a heavier antenna if you neglect wind loading) and
> it will provide less lateral force along the length of the tower to keep it
> from deflecting in the wind. The 80% radius makes for longer guys, though,
> so any effect of stretching in the guys would be a bit greater, I suppose.
> I'm not saying 50% isn't sufficient in any specific case, but I think
> geometry favors the 80% radius overall.
I agree and I thought my comments reflected the recommendation to go
with 80% rather than 50%. I was responding to his proposed installation
specifically which is pretty small - not to *all* installations.
Cheers, Steve K7LXC
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