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[Towertalk] Rohn 25 Guy Bracket/Torque Arm Question

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Subject: [Towertalk] Rohn 25 Guy Bracket/Torque Arm Question
From: (Jon Ogden)
Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2002 06:57:20 -0500
I just went and took a quick look at the tower.  The assembly is not resting
on a horizontal step of the Z-truss.  I don't know how we missed that.  It
sure makes sense.

So....does it need to be fixed?  That's the BIG question here.



on 9/18/02 6:34 AM, Jerry Kincade at wrote:

> The "standard" Rohn guy bracket at the midpoint of my R45 does nestle down
> against the z-braces so it cannot slip, but the device that the guy wire
> attaches to resembles a single giant chain link, and are only about 4" long
> or so. They are not "flat steel pieces about a foot long" as described. Mine
> is an actual guy bracket, not a torque arm assembly. I understand torque
> arms were not available for several years because of their questionable
> benefit, but have been reintroduced by Rohn in response to popular ham
> demand, so the confusion might just be in terminology. Sounds like he has an
> early version of R25 Torque Arms instead of a guy bracket. In any case, I
> certainly agree it would make sense that it fit down against the cross
> braces in such a manner as to prevent slipping down, no matter what.
> 73, Jerry W5KP

Jon Ogden
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