Thanks everyone for your responces.
I'll consider my gauge OK, although I don't believe I
ever had any sticker implying 'off zero' and still
calibrated. I have looked at the archives for this
model and have seen calibration comparisons to more
expensive/accurate gauges and that data proved good.
But no one mentioned the 'off zero' condition. Still
gives me a distant gut feeling of being wrong but then
I've tried to keep all guys tightened to the proper
tension and no problems have developed, so it must be
close. So be it, case closed.
Oh yeah, the weather has been reasonably nice here in
the Boise valley recently, (between rain drops), so I
decided to go check the guy tension, better safe than
--- George K3GP <email@example.com> wrote:
> Tom WA9WSJ wrote:
> > Hello Team,
> > I just picked up my Loos gauge to check the guy
> > tension on my towers and noticed that the pointer
> > not resting on zero, as I would expect, but
> > between 3 and 4. I can't push it any further
> > zero because it is at the end of its travel. No
> > or bent parts etc. I would like to think that I
> > have noticed this before and that it originaly
> was at
> > zero but I can't remember.
> > In any case, what is the collective wisdom about
> > Has anyone else seen this problem? Or do I have a
> > fluke, no not the meter :-)
> > Tom
> My Loos PT-2 which I bought brand new from a Boating
> supply house, is
> resting on "5".
> There is a pre-printed label on it that says: "Gauge
> is calibrated. May
> not read zero at rest".
> Based on that, I think you (and I) are OK.
> My question is, who in our latitude adjusts guys at
> this time of year? ;)
> George K3GP
> Web Site: http://k3gp.com
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