[TowerTalk] Was Hy-Gain HG-52SS, now HG50 MT2

Chuck Chandler charles_chandler at comcast.net
Mon Feb 20 18:00:02 EST 2006

Thanks, Jim.  I wonder if it mentioned a base section to put in the concrete?  18" sounds like it just may need some 12" j-bolts instead of a whole base section.

73 de Chuck, WS1L
charles_chandler at comcast.net
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Jim Rhodes 
  To: K7LXC at aol.com ; towertalk at contesting.com ; charles_chandler at comcast.net 
  Sent: Monday, February 20, 2006 4:39 PM
  Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Was Hy-Gain HG-52SS, now HG50 MT2

  Yes Steve, the manufacturer sold a guy set for it. My 1982 catalog shows the base as 24"x24"x18" and it also shows an HG-MT2-20 guying kit for this tower. So go ahead Chuck. Do what the manufacturer says. This tower is NOT a freestanding tower, but was referred to as a "side-supported" tower and it was designed to be bracketed to a roof or guyed.

  At 10:24 AM 2/20/2006, K7LXC at aol.com wrote:

    In a message dated 2/20/2006 5:03:43 A.M. Pacific Standard Time,  
    towertalk-request at contesting.com writes:

    >  I'd actually prefer a small set of guys, the first section  is only 20 feet
    high so they would not be particularly large or difficult  to place.

    Hiya, Chuck --
        Why would you guy it since the manufacturer doesn't  say to and any 
    failure will be in the upper 1/3 or so of the tower - not the  guyed base section? 
        The guys are pretty superfluous but installing them  won't hurt anything.
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