[TowerTalk] Temporary Guy Anchors

ersmar at comcast.net ersmar at comcast.net
Sun Apr 23 18:04:17 EDT 2006


     AB Chance galvanized guy anchors are the way to go:  http://www.abchance.com/ho_home.html# .  Probably available from local farm supplier, too.

73 de
Gene Smar  AD3F

 -------------- Original message ----------------------
From: Robert Hess <w1rh at yahoo.com>
> I have a new QTH.  I'd like to put up 20 or 30 feet of
> heavy duty TV mast or Rohn 25 in a temporary
> configuration until I get through the year of zoning
> related issues for the big towers.
> The location is on 10 acres on top of a mountain. 
> Space is not an issue.  Soil is clay with lots of
> rocks.  I am looking for some sort of heavy duty tent
> stakes or equivalent that can be driven into the
> ground to act as guy wire anchors.  Another
> possibility is to fill some livestock feed tubs with
> concrete and makeshift anchors.  Whatever I do, it has
> to be temporary and last about a year.  Guys will be
> either UV resistent rope or light weight wire rope. 
> Antenna will be TA-33JR with a HAM IV rotator.
> I'd appreciate any comments on the best way to create
> a temporary installation that will last a year or so.
> By the way, HFTA says the site will work pretty darn
> well with an antenna 20 feet above ground.
> Bob
> W1RH/6
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