Well, it looks like the consensus among everyone is to redo the brackets. So
that's what I'll have to do. Just more work to do up top on the tower! :-)
Right now, they are definitely not sitting on the horizontal truss. In fact,
both brackets for both sets of guys were mounted just under the trusses. Guess
it was just an oversight that we didn't think about when the tower went up.
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On 18 Sep 2002, "Mike Gilmer,
> Simple answer: Yes.
> Without seeing what you actually have done, I
> would guess that the guy bracket would
> continue to creep down the tower.
> Discussing torque arm assemblies vs. guy
> bracket assemblies is a red herring. Both use
> (pretty much) the same brackets around the
> tower - the bracket must nestle in the
> Mike N2MG
> The following message was sent by Jon Ogden
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> on 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.
> > 73,
> > Jon NA9D
> > on 9/18/02 6:34 AM, Jerry Kincade at
> > email@example.com 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