[TowerTalk] Joining EHS Guy To Philly Guy

john at kk9a.com john at kk9a.com
Thu May 24 07:01:01 EDT 2018

Unless the cylinder has the same radius as the thimble it will still only
hit or connect in a very small area.  At what tension will the heavy duty
thimble crush? I doubt most hams will see this much guy wire stress.

John KK9A

Steve Maki K8LX

I'm not convinced that a preform/thimble combo MUST be mated to a
straight cylinder, even though the examples shown don't include anything
but. I've seen BIG preforms installed through a closed link for example,
that seem to satisfy any concerns. As long as the curved link is smooth
(to avoid abrasion), it might offer an advantage over a straight pin.

At any rate, in ham applications it's mostly all academic.

-Steve K8LX

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