Hi Steve, et al,
FYI. I e-mailed UST today and I got a blessing from one of their engineer to
guy the bottom section with a guy tension of 400lbs. He also said no special
hardware is needed. I could either wrap the guy around the tower leg or attach
an eye bolt on the top of the leg. I have never done any guying work so I will
seek help from two neighboring hams whom both have guyed towers. They have the
space for guying and I don't. The guy point is at 20' AGL and I will use a guy
angle of 45 degrees and a guy tension of 400lbs, unless someone tells me
Does anyone have a suggestion on a simple and inexpensive guy tensiometer?
Thanks and 73.
From: "K7LXC@aol.com" <K7LXC@aol.com>
To: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Sent: Sunday, October 7, 2012 4:06 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Guying a TX-472 bottom section
> I'm looking for someone who has guyed the bottom section
of a TX-472.? I need a guy bracket and the Rohn standard bracket wouldn't fit.?
I want to hear from those who has guyed the same or similar tower.?
And the purpose of this guying is...?
What does the factory say about guying the bottom
section? I don't think they do. Unless there's some compelling reason to do so
and I can't think of any), guying the bottom section is unnecessary. The tower
is designed to be free-standing. If the factory doesn't say to do it, don't do
The LXC Prime Directive is to "DO what the
manufacturer says." The opposite is also true - "DON'T do what they don't tell
UST Factory authorized installer
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