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Re: [TowerTalk] Rohn GA55GD on top brace?

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Rohn GA55GD on top brace?
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2012 08:42:03 -0500 (EST)
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Hi Bryan, the only change to 55G sections over the past 30 years or so (in  
my recollection) is the Z brace bending radius has increased. This is most  
likely a change to make the Z bracing more resistant to work hardening and  
subsequent fracture failure.
This is absolute guess work on my part and may have no merit at all. I have 
 used 55G with both types of Z braces and the older version does seem more  
resistant to torque forces. This is noticeable mainly on rotating towers 
where  there is no method of using guy assemblies to reduce tower torque 
caused by  large antennas mounted directly to the tower sections.
I am not suggesting this is a problem; merely an observation.
In your case, does the guy assembly fit the bottom of the next section? If  
so, that might be a good location and gets some torque forces off of the 
leg  bolts/joints at that location. Not that it is a problem, but every little 
bit  helps.
Gerald K5GW
In a message dated 1/19/2012 6:59:06 A.M. Central Standard Time, writes:

Has  anyone ever noticed that the Rohn GA55GD guy bracket assembly cannot  
mounted on the uppermost tower brace on a given section of 55G?   The 
(vertical dimension) of the bracket interferes with the  leg-joining sleeves
on the section just above.

I wonder if this was  just an "unfortunate feature" resulting from the 222-D
engineering  revisions or were they intentionally trying to inhibit the
bracket from  being mounted on the top brace?

-73 de W4WMT  (Bryan)


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