[TowerTalk] Re: Elevated Guy Anchors

Dick Green WC1M wc1m at msn.com
Wed Mar 3 16:05:59 EST 2004

I'm not an expert in this, but one good reason is that it keeps the guys
above head level. This reduces the chances of someone running or driving
into a guy wire and getting hurt or damaging the guy. It probably reduces
the chances of vandalism marginally, too. Makes it much easier to mow around
the anchor points, of course. In northern climes, it keeps the guy wires out
of the snow.  Depending on the height of the beams, it reduces the length of
the guy wire needed and moves the anchor point a little close to the tower.
This can be important when the guy point is near a property line, road or
other obstruction.

Again, I'm not an engineer, but I would think I-beams are ideal for this
application and pipes are not!

73, Dick WC1M

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jack Berry [mailto:jlberry at direcway.com] 
> Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2004 8:35 AM
> To: Dan Levin; towertalk at contesting.com
> Subject: RE: [TowerTalk] Re: Elevated Guy Anchors
> Okay, I looked over the digest Dan. I can't think of a reason 
> to spend all that time, effort & money to get guy anchor 
> points above ground. What drives that decision?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: towertalk-bounces at contesting.com 
> [mailto:towertalk-bounces at contesting.com]On > Behalf Of Dan 
> Levin
> Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2004 1:05 AM
> To: towertalk at contesting.com
> Subject: [TowerTalk] Re: Elevated Guy Anchors
> At the risk of being annoying, this topic has been debated at 
> length in the past.  Please read the archive, conveniently 
> provided by our own KA9FOX at 
> http://www.qth.com/ka9fox/elev-guy.txt .  > Everything you want 
> to know is there.
>                                     ***dan, K6IF
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