I've been familiar with Loos gauges for years on the boat and now with my guyed
tower. Tension is tension and it won't make a bit of difference what the
material of construction is. If you know the way the gauge works, a
precalibrated spring/level is used to measure the tension. The tension in a
sailboat mast guy is the same as a tension in a tower guy. Use the Loos gauge
with no qualms; you're doing it the right way then. Phil KB9CRY
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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
> ----- Original Message -----
> To: ;
> 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 www.championradio.com for
> > $79.00.
> > Cheers,
> > Steve K7LXC
> > Champion Radio Products
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