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Re: [TowerTalk] Loos Tension Gauge

To: "'W0UN -- John Brosnahan'" <>,<>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Loos Tension Gauge
From: "Dick Green WC1M" <>
Date: Mon, 8 Aug 2005 16:11:59 -0400
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How exactly do you use the Dillon series dynamometer? Looks like you'd have
to disconnect the guy wire at a turnbuckle and insert the dynamometer. How
do you then remove it and keep the tension as measured? I'm having a hard
time visualizing this. 

73, Dick WC1M

> Pretty much what I figured, and saves me the hassle of doing 
> the tests.
> Even saves me the hassle of finding my Loos.  Confirms that 
> nothing beats my Dillon series dynamometer!
> But this does allow one to make a calibration scale for a 
> different material.
> Just put some wire rope in series with the test material, 
> confirm that the reading on the wire rope is accurate and 
> then take a reading on the new material and get a correction 
> factor for the specific material.  Only issue then is whether 
> 1x7 EHS is orientation specific, if it has an inherent "set"
> or bias or bend.
> BTW  I got my Dillon series dynamometer at a garage sale for 
> $5, complete with its carrying case and two clevises.
> --John  W0UN

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