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[TowerTalk] Tower Surveying Tools?

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Tower Surveying Tools?
From: (Richard Karlquist)
Date: Mon Jun 9 11:29:34 2003
> 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
> Chris opr VE7HCB

It is easier to just use tape measures simulateously
to triangulate.  This avoids drawing arcs on the ground.  For example,
mark the first guy point at the correct radius and arbitrary angle,
then pull one tape measure from the guy point and another from the
tower center.  Move them around until they cross each other so that
the one from the tower center is the correct radius and the other
reads twice as much.  That is the next guy point.

Rick N6RK

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