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## [TowerTalk] Tower Surveying Tools?

 To: [TowerTalk] Tower Surveying Tools? ve7hcb@rac.ca (Chris BONDE) Mon Jun 9 01:23:33 2003
 ```At 01:25 PM 2003-06-08 -0700, you wrote: >Wondering what everyone is using out there as the "Poor Man's" Transit? >Installing several towers and wondering what's being used to verify Guy >anchors are 120 degrees from each other from the base point. > >Thanks... >Rich I am not sure what you are asking but I think that what you want is to have three peg around the base of the tower equidistance apart. Take a rope about 20fr or so long, put a stake in both end, say a large spike. Push one into the gound in the centre of the tower, (Say arenot most towers with three verticals have the 3 verticals 120 degrees apart?) With the other end ot the rope spike draw a circle around the tower, ie using the rope as a compasses. When the circle is drawnuse the rope as the radius maker and make 6 marks around the circumference that you have just drawn. That is push the one spike into the circle drawn, pull the rope tight, then make a mark on the circle on one sie of the peg then one on the othe side of the peg. Push the peg in at one of those marks and make more marks. You should have 6 marks on the circels circumference all equidistance apart. If you join each one you will have a hexagon, if you join every second one you will have an equilateral triangle. The triangle should give you what you want. Chris opr VE7HCB ```
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