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Re: [TowerTalk] Tri Ex W 51 guy or not to guy ?

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Tri Ex W 51 guy or not to guy ?
From: Richard Solomon <>
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2011 19:01:36 -0700
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IIRC, adding guys to a crank-up that was not designed for them, can reduce
the structural
integrity, not enhance it.
I would research your idea very thoroughly before proceeding.

73, Dick, W1KSZ

On Wed, Oct 19, 2011 at 6:21 PM, Chris Merchant KA1LMR <>wrote:

> Thanks, Kimo for the specs The W 51 and WT 51 are def not the same animal
> the current WT model specs say 14 Sq Ft  @ 85 Mph  but the spec sheet from
> 1979  states 9 sq ft  @ 50 mph.
> I have a house bracket at 19ft at the top the first section.   A set of 4
> guys in X  config at the top of both middle and top section at  35 and 51
> feet. Any thoughts  what or if this might increase with  Sq Ft or wind
> rating of the tower?  Some comments suggest adding guys will put too much
> compression on the tower legs or  stress on the  cable,  my idea was to have
> the Dacron ropes at minimum tension just enough to minimize the tower from
> rocking in high winds.
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