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Re: [TowerTalk] Preform dead ends - why and how?

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Preform dead ends - why and how?
From: Mike <>
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2011 08:11:15 -0400
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Put the U shaped end around the tower leg, or over the pin of an attachment 
or through the eye of the ground anchor or turnbuckle and  wind the two legs in 
spiral pattern onto the end of the guy wire.

Very secure, very easy to install, nothing to rust or loosen over the years. 
You can 
also put one on the guy several feet from the ground end and use a com-along 
it and the anchor to tension the guy so you don't take up all your turnbuckle.

Take a look here

I'd suggest that you find a ham or two in your area to Elmer your installation.

73, Mike NF4L

On 8/28/2011 9:34 PM, Vincent Weal wrote:
> Hello all,
> First let me say that this reflector has been a godsend for me! Thanks to
> all who have contributed over the years.
> I am planning to install a Tennadyne T-12 log periodic on a tower
> approximately 170 feet from my house. The original intent was to use a 45
> foot self supporter of unknown manufacture I had obtained from a SK estate.
> However, after a lot of research I have determined it is most likely
> homemade and probably would not be sufficient to support such a large
> antenna (especially in coastal Florida!) I have since decided to go with 60
> feet of Rohn 45 using a pier pin mount and guyed to Rohn's 110-mph
> specifications. I want this thing to stay put, so I plan to follow Rohn's
> directions to the letter. By the way, did I mention this is my first tower?
> I've put up plenty of VHF antennas on the roof and wires in the trees, so
> this will be my first "real" antenna system. I've spent the past couple of
> weeks learning all I can about how to properly install a guyed tower.
> That brings me to my questions on preform dead ends. I have read quite a bit
> from folks who sing their praises, but I have found very little on how they
> work or how to install them. I can't really tell from the pictures on the
> Rohn or websites - they just look like a piece of guy wire bent
> into a V shape. Do you clamp them to the guy wire? If so, why not just loop
> the guy wire through the eye of the turnbuckle and clamp it back onto
> itself? Are they for added strength? As I said there is very little out
> there on how they are used or installed. To me they seem rather useless, but
> everyone says to use them. Please help me understand...I'm a curious
> student!
> 73, Vince K4JC
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