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Re: [TowerTalk] Guyed "Crank-Up"/"Self-Supporting" Towers

To: "Jerry K" <>, "Tower Talk" <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Guyed "Crank-Up"/"Self-Supporting" Towers
From: "Mark Robinson" <>
Date: Fri, 7 Nov 2008 18:31:26 -0500
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From: "Jerry K" <>
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Sent: Friday, 07 November, 2008 5:59 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Guyed "Crank-Up"/"Self-Supporting" Towers

> I've been following this lively subject with interest, especially the
> alternate back-and-forth interchanging and confusing of the two (to me)
> completely different terms "crank-up" and "self-supporting". To me, a
> crank-up tower is just exactly that. Conversely, a self-supporting tower
> is one that is permanently stacked in sections and intended to be used
> without guys (although there might be some cases where guys are
> allowed), and cannot be "cranked".
> At any rate, I saw several people mention they had never seen an example
> of a manufacturer recommending guys for either of these types of tower.
> I submit that at least Tri-Ex did, for at least the T-Series crank-ups.
> I purchased a new Tri-Ex T-327K crank-up tower in Hawaii in 1969 (27'
> fully extended, 10' sections) from Honolulu Electronics. Guys were
> required. Tri-Ex sold these "T Series" towers in models/sizes from 18'
> to 88'. A copy of six pages of the 1971 Tri-Ex catalog which included my
> little 27-footer is here.
> <>
> Note that in the catalog/brochure is a photo of one of the larger
> T-Series towers installed, showing LOTS of guys. Sorry about the photo
> sizes, which will affect resolution--they are what they are, but maybe
> by clicking on the "All Sizes" button in Flickr (which will show the
> largest size available) you will be able to read them on your monitor.
> 73, Jerry W5KP
> _______________________________________________

Interesting, thank you Jerry

I am able to read all the pages with no problems. So the concept is called 
GAYE. Guy as You Erect. Quite ingenious with locking sections.

Mark N1UK


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