If you are referring to the Rohn TA45 then that is exactly what I have done
using angle sections only I have placed the torque triangle at the location
of the rotor since that is where the twisting moment of the rotor/antenna
system is felt by the tower. BTW I mispoke when I said that the arms were
bolted to two of the legs each. They are bolted to one leg each as with the
TA45. Guess I must be gettining into my dottage.
----- Original Message -----
From: "jim Jarvis" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Saturday, November 08, 2008 5:54 AM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] guying self supporting towers
> Like so many threads, this one took on an extended life, sweeping up
> a lot
> of related topics. Bill, W7VP provided an extended analysis of the
> structure, which was quite thorough.
> One area, though, (below) raised a question in my mind:
>> One thing I have done with my own tower is to build a triangular
>> which is attached at the base plate of the rotator. The bracket is
>> to the tower legs so that each leg of the bracket is attached to
>> two legs of
>> the tower. This give a longer moment arm for the guys to pick up the
>> rotational moments of the antenna system. Even better would be to
>> create a
>> "Y" in the guys near the top so that the moment from the rotator is
>> up at an angle on the base thus increasing the effectiveness of the
>> guys in
>> resisting rotational moments.
> For those of us with Rohn towers, wouldn't use of their torque arm
> guy brackets
> make sense? Amateurs tend to simply drop preform loops over tower
> legs, as we go up,
> but the torque bar assemblies make for a much more rigid system.
> And the
> reason they were designed is precisely that described by Bill.
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