[TowerTalk] Guy wire Clamps

n4kg@juno.com n4kg@juno.com
Sat, 29 Jul 2000 13:53:30 -0600

HMMM.   My 130 ft R35 tower has the guy grips 
placed around the legs and catches the corners
of the Z braces.  Still there, even after a small
tornado.  The top (1/4 inch) guys even held up 2 trees 
that fell against them!  BUT, it may still not be optimum.

de  Tom  N4KG

On Sat, 29 Jul 2000  Pete Smith <n4zr@contesting.com> writes:
> At 09:42 PM 7/28/00 -0400, Tom Rauch wrote:
> ...
> >Never put the rounded end against the guy wire, and never put the 
> >guy wire (or grip) against a rounded rung on a tower! They all have 
> >a minimum safe bending radius.
> And isn't it wonderful that the Antenna Book still shows this as an
> accepted solution, going around leg and cross-braces with nary a 
> thimble in sight!
> 73, Pete Smith N4ZR
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