Gregg Seidl wrote:
> Before I got a Loos tensioner I was happily naive. I didn't know what the
> tension was so I didn't care. Now I have one and was measuring some of my
> guy wires tonite. Temp is about 60 degrees. I got readings below 5 percent
> breaking strength.
Ahhhh...5% below? Do you mean on a 4000# test line you are running a
tension of 3800#? That means you'd only need a good strong breeze to
break the guys. Typically the tension is 10% or in this case 400#. It
will vary noticeably with temperature so you do them all at the same time.
Roger (K8RI - ARRL Life Member)
N833R (World's oldest Debonair)
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