Topband: guy line breaking ...

Jon Zaimes AA1K jz73 at
Thu Mar 15 21:28:39 EST 2007

I have 6 towers, most around 100 feet tall. The steel guys are broken 
with insulators, with non-resonant lengths of 58 feet and 39 feet.These 
were taken from a chart in the ARRL antenna book a few years back.

Some of the towers hold yagis for the higher bands, and some are used as 
part of my 160-meter parasitic array. I haven't found any interaction 
problems with the guys, on any bands.

73/Jon AA1K

VE2RYY wrote:
> Hello
> I am planning putting a 130ft guyed tower for 160 meter...
> The vertical will be about 250 ft away from another tower. In the second tower I have two yagis for 20 Meter and one for 40 Meter....There will not be any antennas in the new 130ft guyed tower...
> My question is.....should I break the guyed lines every 27 ft or so, or  break each line so there won't any resonant lenghts  on 160 meter ....
> With the second alternative I need two or three insulators in each guyed line.
> But with the second one, I need many insulators beause each line is broken at every 27 ft or so...
> I would appreciate comment or any input ..
> Thanks in advance
> NOEL  
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