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Re: [TowerTalk] Loos Tension Gauge

To: "Keith Dutson" <>,"'towertalk'" <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Loos Tension Gauge
From: "K8RI on Tower talk" <>
Date: Mon, 8 Aug 2005 17:18:40 -0400
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> You say 1/4 Phillystran and 650 or so tension, which would be 6500 lbs 
> rated
> strength.  My Phillystran is 6700 lbs rated strength but quite a bit 
> larger

Mine measures 0.375, or 3/8"

Roger Halstead (K8RI and ARRL 40 year Life Member)
N833R - World's oldest Debonair CD-2

> than 1/4 inch.  With the black plastic jacket it looks to be about the 
> size
> of RG8 coax.  My Loos gauge will not work on cables this large.  I also 
> have
> 1/4 EHS leaders on each guy and measured there.
> I have my guys set at about 500 lbs according to Loos.  This takes out 
> most
> of the droop in the guys.  There are 4 guy sets.  The tower feels steady 
> up
> at 150 feet.  That's good enough for me even though, according to Tom's
> report, the actual tension may be near 330 lbs.
> 73, Keith NM5G

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