[TowerTalk] A Different Take On Guy Wires?

K7LXC@aol.com K7LXC@aol.com
Sun, 2 May 1999 19:00:56 EDT

In a message dated 99-05-02 18:38:15 EDT, notawc@juno.com writes:

> > > 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?
>  > 
>  > 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.).  
You said:
>  Why not? I dont even consider the above as real antennas. Rotary dummy
>  loads maybe.
>  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.    
You said:  
>  That does not agree with anything I have read or experienced. Please
>  explain your reasoning.
>  45G can handle at least 2.5 X their ratings just to get past the lawsuit
>  issues.
>  >      For 45G? According to the Rohn catalog, that's the recommended 
> configuration. One set up to 50 feet at 110 MPH. You do have a Rohn 
> catalog, don't you?

You said:
> I do ( starting about 30 yrs ago) but it seems many of the commenters are 
> clueless. Some of the replies are totally ludicrous, uninformed and maybe
> dangerous.  
     Apparently you have not had a lot of experience that is relevant to this 
thread. Your statements have no basis in fact and are just your impressions. 
You are making dangerous and uninformed statements and I suggest you refrain 
until you have something credible to say. This includes making useless 
attacks on on other people's comments. This doesn't add anything to the 
discussion and reduces your credibility.

Cheers,   Steve   K7LXC

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