I am living proof of that - my 97' Rohn 25 tower was installed with the
guys at the recommended stations and the guy anchors at the
Rohn-recommended distance from the base. I now really wish that I had
installed my guy anchors another 15 feet or so out, because it would
have given me more wiggle room for my side-mounted tribander, and more
flexibility in where on the tower I mounted it.
73, Pete N4ZR
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On 5/7/2012 5:45 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> Guy wires can really get in the way if you want to rotate side mounted
> antennas. A stronger tower with less guy wires is by far the better option.
> Rohn also makes a solid leg 45 tower which may be worth considering..
> Subject:Re: [TowerTalk] Help With First Tower
> From:Jim Lux<email@example.com>
> Date:Sun, 06 May 2012 12:29:35 -0700
> On 5/6/12 11:58 AM, Wayne Willenberg wrote:
>> Here is the dilemma the designer has presented to me. (The following are
>> not real examples, but are just used to illustrate the point.) I could
>> Rohn 25 with 18 total guys or I could use Rohn 65 with 9 guys. In the
>> first case, the tower sections would cost less than in the second case,
>> there would be more labor in installing 19 guys (and the guys would cost
>> more) than 9 guys. Also, the amount of concrete in the base and the guy
>> anchors would be different.
>> There must be a way to determine the most cost-effective selection of type
>> of tower and number of guys.
> short of actually calculating it out, not really..
> However, fewer parts is better. 9 guys& 65 is a whole lot simpler.
> (and easier to stand on for climbing, and easier to fit things like
> rotators in). If you're going up high enough to need 3 guy levels on
> 65, you're not just turning that TV antenna.
> If you're dragging something up the tower, half the number of guys will
> be good. Your installer will like you more.
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