A guyed tower is nice if you climb, or have cheap easy access to a climber
and/or crane. As we age, and climbers become a real rarity, a crank-up
tilt-over becomes a much better choice. Antennas, rotors and coax WILL need
attention at some time.
73, Mike NF4L
> On Jul 2, 2015, at 6:40 PM, Big Don <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Before summarily blowing off a guyed configuration, it would be worth
> browsing thru the TowerTalk Archives for all the problems folks have had
> with winches, cables, pulleys, coax pinches/tangles/fatigue, sections
> jammiing, including unhappy motor electronics (today's stuff).
> Put up a guyed tower properly and you can forget it, it's ready to go
> instantly when a rare one pops up, don't have to panic if severe weather is
> coming (and you happen to be *up*). Our guyed tower has been up 40 years
> and we sleep well at night...
> Don N7EF
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