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Subject: [TowerTalk] Fwd: Re: Rohn 25G Foldover Guy Wire Tension
From: Bill Aycock <>
Date: Sun, 11 Dec 2011 17:57:12 -0600
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Subject:        Re: [TowerTalk] Rohn 25G Foldover Guy Wire Tension
Date:   Sun, 11 Dec 2011 17:55:19 -0600
From:   Bill Aycock <>
To:     Jack/W6NF <>

I put my 48' tower up by myself at age >70. Easy, but I had a fold-over 
base that made it easy. With another base type, my method wont work.
Let me know, and I will elaborate.


On 7/9/2011 6:11 PM, Jack/W6NF wrote:
> If anyone replies to Robb off the reflector please cc me. I have a 48-foot
> Rohn fold-over that I am planning to put up before the contest season and
> such issues are of importance to me, as well.
> 73,
> On Sat, Jul 9, 2011 at 3:03 PM, Robb Urie<>  wrote:
>> Hello,
>> In the process of replacing a 50 foot Rohn 25G with a 58 foot fold over
>> version.  New base and guy wire anchors have been poured and the question of
>> guy wire tension needs clarification.  Neither one of my Rohn catalogs
>> mention anything specific regarding the tension for the 4 guy wire scheme
>> vs.
>> the 3 found on conventional installs.  I’m wondering if using the standard
>> formula of 10% tension will still be okay even with the extra guy wire.
>>   Will
>> be using new 3/16 EHS and hardware and have a Loos PT-2 tension gauge.  If
>> anyone out there knows of any mention of the proper tension with the
>> fold over kits, I’d certainly appreciate it.  Also, any owners with
>> interesting ideas of lifting the boom assembly would be valuable.  My plan
>> was to use
>> my trusty tower assistant; Mr. ATV and gin pole.
>> Any info or thoughts can be sent direct
>> Thanks,
>> Robb NØRU
>> Woodland Park, CO
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