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Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2002 14:02:24 -0700

Kevlar - Positive comments:

1.  Kevlar does not need to be broken into non-resonating lengths with

2.  Kevlar is stronger all things considered.

Kevlar - Negative comments:

1.  Kevlar costs more.

2.  Kevlar will stretch.  You need to check the tensioning frequently for the
first few days/weeks/months.

3.  There is more experience in the ham radio community with EHS.

I chose EHS because it was recommended by Rohn in all of their manuals AND
because my Elmer recommended it.  I figured if I ever got called into court I
could say I followed the letter as well as the intent of the manufacturer's


On Wed, 31 Jul 2002 16:02:28 -0400 Mike Morrell <> wrote:

Ok guys start your engines....this reflector has convinced me to " guy " my
30' Rohn 25G tower project vs, free-standing.  

The next question: other than higher first costs,  does using Kevlar guys have
advantages over EHS or PhillY?

73 from Mike K8KE

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