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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Tower Placement
From: Doug Renwick <>
Date: Fri, 06 Feb 2004 14:05:13 -0600
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If the tower is designed to be self supporting then I would greatly not recommend guying it. Self supporting towers are actually designed that way with no need for guys. Guying a self supporter will prevent it from twisting like it wants to by design and could actually create a big problem.

My two cents, Gd Luck, Phil KB9CRY

I presume you mean do not CONVERT a self supporter to a guyed tower.  A self 
supporting tower
installed as a self supporting tower can be guyed.  For example Delhi towers 
manufactured in
Canada use the same base installation regardless of whether they are self 
supporting (<60 ft.)
or guyed (>60 ft).  I guy all my Delhi towers and some are more than 25 years 

Doug Renwick VA5DX
First VE5 9BDXCC
What profit it a ham if he gains all the awards yet forfeits his soul?
I'll run the race and I will never be the same again.


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