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Re: [TowerTalk] Temporary guys

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Temporary guys
From: K8RI on TT <>
Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2011 00:27:02 -0400
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On 3/30/2011 6:13 PM, wrote:
> I am curious how temporary guys could stretch so much to lay a tower on its
> side, perhaps the guy anchors were very far away?   The Trucker's Hitch is
> great advice, I have used this knot to for securing tower or reels of
> hardline when transporting them home.

When experimenting with a phased array I used Nylon rope to guy a 
temporary 40 meter vertical made from relatively light weight steel 
masting (the old TV masting). In 24 hours that antenna was leaning a 
good 60 degrees from vertical. You could walk over and take hold of the 

Nylon does not make even a good temporary solution to holding an 
antenna.  However after it's been stretch out in the elements for a 
couple of weeks there is very little stretch left. OTOH I still would 
not trust it.


Roger (K8RI)


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