[TowerTalk] Non resonant guy considerations

Jim W7RY w7ry at centurytel.net
Tue Apr 30 23:00:50 EDT 2013

>>>I don't think I would ever use steel guy wires again.

>>>>Steve, N4JQQ

I absolutely agree!!

Jim W7RY

On 4/30/2013 4:50 PM, Patrick Greenlee wrote:
> From: Steve MIller
> Sent: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 3:52 PM
> To: Patrick Greenlee
> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Non resonant guy considerations
> Patrick,
>        I don't think I would worry much about it.   I'm sure opinions 
> differ but try it without first and if everything plays well, go with it. 
> If not, you can always break up the lines.   Lew Gordon did a study on hf 
> and found that there was little difference between having the guys broken 
> or one solid piece.   I have an 80' tower with no insulators.  My 2M5WL is 
> 13' about that and I've had no problem working the "dx" --  here that 
> basically means east coast though I have worked Wyoming, Texas, and New 
> Mexico as well as Connecticut and other east coast stations on 2M.  (I 
> must admit that was a few years ago but little has changed on my tower 
> since).    Steve N0SM


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