[TowerTalk] another stupid guywire question

K5MLC (Mike) k5mlc at sbcglobal.net
Thu Jul 17 10:27:34 EDT 2008

Thanks again Bill!  
Yeah, I've looked at the info at Texas Towers. The EHS and the galvanized wire rope look pretty much the same as far as strength.  I've order 500' of the wire rope.  I may try to acquire enough of the kevlar rope to use at the very top of the 51' tower.  I have an A3S with the 743 40 meter addon atop the tower. Since I live on the Gulf Coast - I don't think I can "overguy" the tower. <grin>  
So, do you mean the insulators should be at 27' or less or more than 27'?   
73 de K5MLC Mike

----- Original Message ----
From: bill rubin <brubin2010 at gmail.com>
To: K5MLC (Mike) <k5mlc at sbcglobal.net>
Sent: Wednesday, July 16, 2008 6:55:24 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] another stupid guywire question

i would recommend EHS as well.  also the rule of thumb for the insulators is ~27ft. so i heard.  I used and recommend  using phillystran  (Kevlar rope) made for guy lines combined with EHS at the bottom.   see more info at texastowers.com  

73 Bill N1HWC

see my tower project at n1hwc.com

On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 11:40 AM, K5MLC (Mike) <k5mlc at sbcglobal.net> wrote:

Does anyone have any idea if 3/16 7x19 galvanized "aircraft cable" with a burst strength of 4200lbs would be OK to use instead of EHS for guying a 51' rohn 25 with a cushcraft A3S/743 40 meter adon antenna sitting atop ?  Also, is there a "rule of thumb for dumbies" as how to not have the metal guywire resonance on HF - (ie how far apart do you place those glass eggs? Do all the guywires need them, or just the closer ones to the antenna?) Thanks in advance de K5MLC

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