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Re: [TowerTalk] Why preload guy lines?

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Why preload guy lines?
From: "Floyd Sense" <>
Date: Fri, 5 Aug 2005 11:45:10 -0400
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Steve - since you brought this up, I have a related question for you.  When 
I first read the Loos literature at their website, they made it plain that 
their gauges were calibrated for the stainless lines used on boats.  I 
figured that the way the gauges work it was possible that a stainless line 
and an EHS line of the same diameter might produce different readings when 
tensioned to the same amount (the EHS is a lot stiffer, right?).  So, I 
asked the Loos people about that and they told me to contact YOU with the 
question!  Never did that, so am doing it now.  Do you know if there is any 
difference in the measured tension on the two types of guy lines that have 
been adjusted to the same tension with the conventional type of gauge?

For those who haven't used one, the Loos gauge is definitely the way to go 
and makes checking the tension periodically very easy.

73, K8AC

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Sent: Friday, August 05, 2005 9:36 AM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Why preload guy lines?

>    The easiest and cheapest way to have the proper tension is to use a 
> Loos
> Guy Wire Tensioner. They're pretty accurate too. One for 3/16" and 1/4" - 
> the
> most common ham sizes - is available from for 
> $79.00.
> Cheers,
> Steve     K7LXC
> Champion Radio Products
> Professional tower services for commercial and amateur
> Cell: 206-890-4188


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