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[TowerTalk] earth anchors & screw-in anchors

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Subject: [TowerTalk] earth anchors & screw-in anchors
From: (Jim White, K4OJ)
Date: Wed Feb 26 14:18:58 2003

Moving out the top set of guy wires may open up possibilities for 
greater flexibility when side mounting yagis....

Assuming of course you have the real estate - here the guy anchors 
determined how high the towers could be - not the other way around...  


Jim, K4OJ

Pete Smith wrote:

> At 11:57 AM 2/26/03 -0500, RICHARD BOYD wrote:
>> W3LPL uses a separate anchor for each individual guy wire.  Just 
>> another "data point."
> 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 ease stacking.
> 73, Pete N4ZR
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