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[Towertalk] Raised Guy Stays

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Subject: [Towertalk] Raised Guy Stays
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Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2002 22:53:54 EDT
In a message dated 6/25/02 4:22:43 PM Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

> I'm getting ready to extend the height of a 30' Rohn 25 bracketed tower to
>  about 70' and I would like to use raised guy stays ( I think that is what
>  they are called ) to get the guy wires above head height. The tower will
>  have 3 or 4 long boom  V-UHF beams on it.
>  What are the thoughts about what material to construct them from. Quite
>  frankly I would be interested in any information you guys would like to
>  share on the subject.

    The best material is I-beam (eye-beam, H-beam). It's much stronger than 
round elevated guys.

    Put 60% of the guy in the ground and 40% above the ground and you'll be 
in good shape. 
Steve     K7LXC

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