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Re: [TowerTalk] Tower Build

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Tower Build
From: Mike Reublin NF4L <>
Date: Thu, 2 Jul 2015 21:25:10 -0400
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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 <> 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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