You can also print out a Google Earth shot and lay out the guys from that.
73, Dick, W1KSZ
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> Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2010 16:42:45 -0400
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> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Measuring Guy Positions
> If you have a CAD system you can draw your house and perhaps a fence or
> other external objects and layout your antenna on the drawing. Then you can
> simply measure each anchor from some known object.
> John KK9A
> Subject: [TowerTalk] Measuring Guy Positions
> From: "Mark Robinson"
> Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2010 13:15:57 -0400
> I have my new 100 foot Rohn 45 set to go up on the gable end of the house. I
> have a wall bracket at 18 feet tied into the second storey ceiling joists. I
> can remove this wall bracket later if it proves to give me problems and yes
> I will probably never do a wall bracket again.
> I have set the rear guy back 108 feet at right angles to the gable end of
> the house. Using string to layout right angle triangles and a triangle with
> 30 and 60 degrees and a hypotenuse of 97 feet, I have marked the postions of
> the other 2 guys set 120 degrees from the rear guy line. Since the guys
> stradle the house and I have trees and a pump house I cannot see any guy
> anchor postion from any of the other guy anchor location . When I get the
> tower up to 30 or 40 feet then I will be able to see all three guy anchor
> points from the tower vantage point. I would like to check the 120 degree
> spacing of the guys at that time before digging any anchor holes. What is
> the easiest way to measure the angle between the 3 marked guy anchor
> postions from my vantage point on the tower.
> thanks Mark N1UK
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