[TowerTalk] A Different Take On Guy Wires?
Joe Subich, W8IK/4
Sun, 2 May 1999 13:06:10 -0400
> On a related thread would not just one set of 1/4" EHS guys at the 40'
> level be sufficient for a modest tribander type of installation?
> Which would be better in that case, a pier pin base or solid concrete?
> This would then negate the need for easy to damage Phillystran and
> possibly even guy insulators. In Florida having everything grounded 6
> ways to Sunday seems a wise move.
Most, if not all, of Florida is 100 MPH or 110 MPH territory. I would
not consider leaving 20' of Rohn 45 above the guy point even with a
small tribander (C-3, TH3, TA33, A3, etc.). Such an installation would
be "pushing the envelope" for the tower strength at the guy attachment,
the base, and in the middle of the lower span.
... Joe Subich, W8IK/4 ex-AD8I
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