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## Re: [TowerTalk] Reduced guy radius for Rohn 45G tower

 To: "Avery Davis" , Re: [TowerTalk] Reduced guy radius for Rohn 45G tower "Mark Robinson" Thu, 23 Aug 2012 16:35:14 -0400 mailto:towertalk@contesting.com>
 ```The guys should be out 80% of the height. So if your tower is only 40 feet high, then the guys only need to be out 40x 0.8 feet = 32 feet A 50 foot tower and the guys are out 40 feet. Can you fit that in ?? 73 Mark N1UK ----- Original Message ----- From: "Avery Davis" To: Sent: Thursday, 23 August, 2012 1:33 AM Subject: [TowerTalk] Reduced guy radius for Rohn 45G tower > Pardon me if this is a dumb question for my first post to this list, but > this is my first real tower after many years in Amateur Radio. > > I came across a great deal on a lightly used Rohn 45G: six sections > plus a top section. The problem is that my lot is not really big enough > for the 56 foot guy anchor radius recommended in the Rohn brochure. I > am looking for suggestions as to what I can do to make this smaller. > For example, I could put up just a few of these sections with no guys. > The Rohn 45G self-supporting tower brochure has a table for 90MPH (which > I understand is required for my jurisdiction, although radial ice is > not), but this only allows 30 feet height with 4 sq.ft. This is smaller > than I would prefer, which is nominally about 10 sq.ft., but the Rohn > brochure puts me at only 20 ft. height for 11 sq. ft. So, what can I do > with these tower sections to get more than 30' height and 10 sq.ft. in a > radius less than about 20 ft.? Would it help to use three sections as > elevated guy anchors? This would leave me three sections plus the top > for 3x10 + 8 - 4 = 34'. How do I determine the wind load allowance for > this configuration? > > Or, would you recommend I just resell the 45G and buy a genuine > self-supporting tower? > > 73, > Avery, WB4RTP > > _______________________________________________ > > > > _______________________________________________ > TowerTalk mailing list > TowerTalk@contesting.com > http://lists.contesting.com/mailman/listinfo/towertalk _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ TowerTalk mailing list TowerTalk@contesting.com http://lists.contesting.com/mailman/listinfo/towertalk ```
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