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Re: [TowerTalk] Guying a self-supporter

 To: K7LXC@aol.com Re: [TowerTalk] Guying a self-supporter "Roger (K8RI)" Mon, 03 Nov 2008 22:55:29 -0500 mailto:towertalk@contesting.com>
 ```Hmmm This was supposed to go to the group, but apparently I hit the wrong key...again. K7LXC@aol.com wrote: > > In a message dated 11/3/2008 12:45:53 P.M. Pacific Standard Time, > towertalk-request@contesting.com writes: > > >> This subject has been debated before. Your analysis of >> self-supporting >> > towers and guying is another example of misinformation! Let me suggest > you obtain the facts next time you post or other wise state that it is > your opinion. The company that manufactures the self-supporting towers > I use, RECOMMENDS guying ... fact! > > Angles are the angle between the tower and guy line. You can get the same answers by using the Sin of the angle between the guy and ground. Top guys on 100' 45G 3 @ 660# tension. Cos(30)*660 = 571*3 = 1715 rounded Middle guys 3 @ 440# Tension Cos(45)*440=311*3= 933 Bottom guys 3 @ 440# Tension Cos(60)*440=229*3=660 Tower sections 70# X 10 = 700. Base section 35# Antennas and mast 300# Rotator 45# Coax and control cables 100# Guy bracket assembly 23# X 3 = 69# Total = 1249 Give or take a 100. Were I to use EHS guys instead of Phillystran I could easily add another 300 to 600# while the Phillystran weights well less than 100# per 1000 feet. That means they guys on my tower exert an additional 3300# on the base. That is well more than double the total tower and antenna system weight. Free standing, or Self Supporting towers are build considerably stronger than guyed towers as they have to serve the function of those guy wires internally. Some are designed to allow guying as well. The question them becomes, If permitted how does guying the self supporting tower affect the wind load and weight support ratings. Guying a tower with properly tensioned guys can easily add more than twice the load to the base. So a 1500# tower could end up with 4500# on the base structure. IF the tower manufacturer says their self supporting tower may be guyed, stick strictly to their recommendations as to guy strength, tension, wind load, and antenna weight. I'm surprised a reputable manufacturer would recommend guying a self supporting tower. Roger (K8RI) > Okay, I'll bite. Who is the manufacturer - Trylon? Delhi? How > about a reference? I've never seen a US tower manufacturer say to guy > a self-supporting tower so maybe it's a Canadian thing. And I have > seen guyed Delhi towers. (Delhi towers are exact copies of the Rohn BX > line that includes straight sections so you can wind up with a beefy > self-supporting/guyed tower.) > > Cheers, > Steve K7LXC > TOWER TECH > > > _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ TowerTalk mailing list TowerTalk@contesting.com http://lists.contesting.com/mailman/listinfo/towertalk ```
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