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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] New tower info request
From: "Roger Kissel" <>
Date: Mon, 01 Jan 2007 10:12:55 -0500
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Hi Bill

I am starting to understand the guy tension subject now. In years past, local hams pulled on the guys and if the tower was straight, clamped it.

I have to get a tension gauge. I found a neat and simple way to calibrate (or check calibration of) the Loos without any elaborate equipment so I'll pick up a PT-2. (Shameless plug for best price I found - - Loos PT2 $64.99 )

That said, I think I'm leaning towards 3/16 7x19 zinc-plated (rather than galvanized) EHS for all but the upper guys. (Nuther shameless plug - - Part Number: 3450T41 $0.52 per Ft. I found that TexasTowers has 4000# Philly for.89/foot.) I could then hang inverted Vees along the top guys for 80 or 160.

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] New tower info request
Date: Mon, 1 Jan 2007 00:24:08 EST

Is there a correct pull ?
Easy answer to your question.

Go by whatever Rohn recommends for the guy wire. If you use 3/16 inch EHS,
you should have approximately 390 lbs of force on it. If you use 1/4 inch
EHS, use approximately 670 lbs. If you use 5/16 use around 1100 lbs. Just use
whatever the book recommends for guy wire and you should be fine.

It is possible to use too heavy a guy wire and the 10% figure would actually
be trying to pull the tower apart. An extreme example would be using 5/16
on Rohn 25 and using 1100 pounds of pull on it...not too smart!


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