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...
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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