Hi to all,
This is N5PHT, Gary. I am looking for some very specific steps to adjusting
guy wires on a tower. I have a RG45 up 80 feet. It is the pier / pad
construction. I would like to be able to adjust the guys with step by step
instructions (for dummies like me). What guy do you start with, etc. I
have a handheld device to measure the tension and I have read that the
tension should be around 10% (which would be 650 lbs inch I believe). The
installer came back and tweaked things a couple times after settling but I
would like to learn to do the maintenance myself. I am using Phillystran ¼
inch and the tower is guyed in two places with 3 guys per common
A tutorial on this type of tower maintenance I would be great? Also, any
other maintenance instructions?
I had lots of loading questions, etc. early on and now the tower has been up
about 2 months and doing well. Thanks for all the help from the group. It
has a 40 foot Optibeam and a smaller Force 12 (with about 32 sq. feet
total). The Optibeam and the Force12 are about 12 feet apart. I had some
rotator problems but I hope that is now worked out all ok.
Gary Stone, N5PHT
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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