Guy wire help
Steve Sawyers n0yvy
Tue, 18 Feb 1997 21:31:18 -0600
Just on principles, I would go with the 1/4" EHS in a 100 MPH wind zone
and definitely stick with the 4 way guying if I possibly could make it
work. Rohn 25 has a maximum compressive strength of over 16,000 pounds,
so a 68 foot tower is not going to be over guyed in this instance.
de n0yvy steve
> I need your input to a situation that I have.
> I removed a Rohn FK2548 tiltover tower from my old QTH and plan to
> install it at my new location as a FK2568. The code here is for a
> tower to withstand 100 mph. Rohn has sent me info for the 25G that is
> for 110 mph. The FK25XX uses 4 way guying not 3 way.
> Here is the question: Can I / should I use 1/4 guys for the tower to
> help with the 100 mph windload or use the 3/16 that came with the
> tower? I have to order some new guy cable because the tower will
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