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Re: [TowerTalk] Another non-resonant Guy Length Question +Phillystran

 To: towertalk@contesting.com Re: [TowerTalk] Another non-resonant Guy Length Question +Phillystran Bill Turner Tue, 25 Sep 2007 17:26:41 -0700
 ```ORIGINAL MESSAGE: On Tue, 25 Sep 2007 16:58:16 -0400 (GMT-04:00), DENNIS BRICKEY wrote: >Do I calculate the leader length from the bottom of the guy anchor, from the >top of the anchor, >or from where? ------------ REPLY FOLLOWS ------------ Theoretically it should be measured from the bottom of the anchor. The resonant frequency is a function of the total length of the conductor and the RF does not care if part of the conductor is a guy anchor. HOWEVER..... the guy anchor is surrounded by concrete and earth around the concrete and that adds capacitance to the overall length and will lower the resonant frequency by an unknown amount. What I would do is add another insulator in the guy wire just above the guy anchor. That removes the unknown factor of capacitance and lets you sleep better. Bill W6WRT _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ TowerTalk mailing list TowerTalk@contesting.com http://lists.contesting.com/mailman/listinfo/towertalk ```
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