I am in the process of putting up 140' of R45 using a RTS (Rotating Tower
on the top 100'. I have chosen to use 1/4" guys throughout. Unfortunately the
holes in the floating
guy rings will not take the 3/8" thimbles specified for the preformed guy
deadends. Only the next
size down (sized for 3/16" cable). Of course the next size down is fine for
1/4" guys alone but when
used with the preforms your suppose to use one size larger... I have compared
the two and the radius
is almost exactly the same - the difference is the wall is thicker and it goes
out further. Since the
plates on the guy rings are 1/2" steel I am thinking there is no need to go to
the higher size on these...
anyone have any other input on the subject please? We will be at the first guy
ring (79') tomorrow
morning so comments are welcome.
Also .... the bottom set of guys, just below the rotor (at 37'), go through the
top rung of the tower -
both of the steel tower rungs that are welded to the leg. This is how it is
shown in the ARRL antenna
book...i.e. no thimble used.... does this sound - well sound? Should I be
worried about the point
pressure on the guy from these 2 rungs that it is pulling against or is the
steel high enough strength
that it is not a worry?
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