My Universal towers [properly installed] have never been uncomfortable
to climb, nor have they ever swayed while being climbed.
As for adding 'emergency guys', I've never done it, but do agree that
they MIGHT be useful in strong winds which exceed the rated tower load,
despite the "prime directive".
I have lost three towers to tornadoes ... no amount of guying would have
saved them .. especially the direct hit which ripped the tower from the
base, twisted all the antennas like pretzels and tossed the whole thing
down on top of my minivan.
> In a message dated 4/17/03 4:32:20 PM Pacific Daylight Time, email@example.com
>>I have a 70' Universal aluminum freestanding tower that I also felt
>> uncomfortable climbing.
> Yes - these things are like wet noodles in the air. Shudder.
>> I installed guys at 35 and 70 feet to minimize the
>> movement. Most of the sections are 26" and it seems logical that the guys
>> would make it a stronger structure.
> Well, not all logical things are correct. And based on earlier posts,
> your supposition isn't correct.
> Steve K7LXC
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