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Re: [TowerTalk] Guying a self-supporter

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Guying a self-supporter
From: "Don Moman VE6JY" <>
Date: Mon, 3 Nov 2008 23:55:46 +0000
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Delhi made two styles of self supporting tower  - the original necked "coke
bottle" design and the more recent uniform tapered sections.  Both can be
extended with straight sections to significant heights and must be guyed.
But the Delhi is not an exact copy of the Rohn BX.  They certainly are
similar but the most obvious difference is that Rohn BX has the X bracing
significantly closer together - almost touching - and is therefore
sturdier.  The earlier necked Delhi's are much more closely related to the
Rohn/Spaulding  AX series of towers.
Any self supporting tower can be guyed and it will withstand higher winds.
The upwind guy(s) will reduce the compression in the down wind leg(s)  and
keep them more closely equal.   If the failure mechanism is torque twisting
the tower to the point of failure, then a simple 3 way guy may not add much
to this scenario.  Star guying would.

Many statements that come from manufacturers are driven by the legal
department and are purely there to thwart legal action.  Do not confuse them
with sound technical advice.


On Mon, Nov 3, 2008 at 10:18 PM, <> wrote:

> In a message dated 11/3/2008 12:45:53 P.M. Pacific Standard Time,
> 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!
>    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
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