Hi Tom - -
I've been doing just this for nearly 20 years. When I originally put
up my tower, I insulated the top set of guys, and feed it with window
line. I had originally intended to place a relay switching box at the
apex to switch the feedline between any pair of guys, but never got
quite that fancy. The galvanized steel is certainly not as good a
conductor as copper, but if anything, the only effect is some change to
the effective length. In short, it's worked fine.
Loading the tower as a vertical will also work, but will not be truly
efficient unless you have the real estate for a significant set of
--- Tom Mattus <email@example.com> wrote:
> Hello again! What is the collective wisdom on using
> guy wires as an inverted Vee? Specificaly for 75
> meters, maybe switchable from side to side? Since I
> have the opportunity to incorporate this idea, before
> the system is constructed, I would like to know if it
> is really that good. What complications might I be up
> against? They will be on a 70' tower. Hmmm, another
> thought, would it be more efficient to load the tower
> instead? Insulating the guys from same, etc...
> I haven't run across this in the archives, unless I
> just missed it, a guy can go stir crazy looking at all
> that good info!!!
> Thanks again,
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