Douglas B Rupp <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> It is possible to use a smaller guy radius than 80% if the anchors, cable
>> and tower are properly designed. A 100' lightweight aluminum tower is not
>> going to be able to hold much, maybe a VHF antenna.
>70% is still >100'. Clearing trees to preclude interference in that large of
>a radius could be a problem.
It's possible to go much steeper than 70% with a guyed tower, if
it's engineered properly. For example, there's a 700' tower near
me with guy radius of around 300'. It requires a stronger tower,
stronger guys, and bigger anchors. It probably is still less
expensive than a self support tower of equivalent height and
Steep guying does however, make rotating side mounts problematic.