Out of curiosity you might ask your friend if the entire tower is
straight - I have two R55 towers which while a plum bob says they were
straight vertical - well - the top was there but along the way it kind
snakes a bit.... luckily 55 is so robust I do not worry about its lack
>This is a question asked of me by one of our club members who is not
>subscribed. Reply to me and I'll pass it on.
>73, Bruce K1MY
>It's 150' of R55. I'm in the process of plumbing before
>installing antennas. On a wind free day (infrequent here)
>a plumb bob from the top to ground level is just a bit
>less than 12" off indicating 89.6+ degrees vertical.
>Is this acceptable iaw std practice or rule of thumb?
>If not it's necessary to lengthen the guys at one anchor
>and that involves unwrapping guy grips as the turnbuckles
>are fully extended. This is my first experience with a
>properly engineered guyed tower.
>See you Thursday.
>See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless
>Weather Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any
>questions and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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