::But if a tower falls and nobody's there to hear it, does it make a noise?
What does surprise me, though, is that it is standard practice in the
business for ham-sized guyed towers to use only three ground anchor points,
of which all the guys on that side are connected through equalizer plates.
I'm sure the theory is that a guy wire will break before the guy anchor
but it seems to me that putting the top guy set on separate anchor rods
(maybe even in the same concrete foundation, but a few feet further out)
provide a useful bit of redundancy and prevent the whole thing falling over
like a cut tree if the anchor rod fails, through corrosion or other unseemly
73, Pete N4ZR
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