In a message dated 10/14/2007 8:15:50 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
> I have my 45G in the air but no beam installed yet.
BPL45G top plate. Two questions regarding the beam
> 2 - There is a set of guys 12 feet below the top of
the tower. The top section appears to be solid with
little or no movement when on it. Need comments on
whether or not I can get away with installing the HF
beam first, followed by the top set of guys. Just
think it would make the beam installation a bit easier
but I don't want to stress the top section.
How far is it between the *last* set of guys and the top of the tower?
If you're talking 44 or so feet (typical 32 feet between guy sets + 12 feet),
it depends on how you're going to get the antenna up there. If you're just
pulling it vertically up the tower above the last set of guys, it won't put
undue strain on the tower. If you're going to tram it, I'd be careful to not
put too much strain on the tramline/tower. If you are going to tram it, I'd
suggest tramming it up just above the last set of guys or 1/2 way up the
naked part of the tower and then pulling it vertically the rest of the way.
Four or five naked sections of tower is pushing the pucker factor. It's
plenty strong enough but it does take some fortitude to be able to climb it
and then install an antenna up there.
Just curious - why is there 12 feet between the top guys and the top of
the tower? Where is the rotator mounted?
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