At 11:57 AM 2/26/03 -0500, RICHARD BOYD wrote:
>W3LPL uses a separate anchor for each individual guy wire. Just another
This is another point that makes tremendous good sense. Rohn seems to lean
heavily, in their catalogue, toward bringing all of the guys on a given
side to a common anchor, and then using an equalizer plate to transfer all
the loads to a common anchor rod. Of course, if that rod were to fail, for
whatever reason, the tower would be free to fall over like a tree.
It seems to me that it would make good sense to attach at least the top set
of guys from a tower to a separate anchor a bit further out. Doing so
would tether the tower in the event of a failure of either guy anchor on a
side, and might give you a chance to retrieve things. It would also give
you the option of spreading the top guys a bit farther than the others, to
73, Pete N4ZR
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