Orienting mast and guy wire foundations - DKP206W - DKP206AV - DKP210W - DKP210AV

DKP206 and DKP210 User Guide

Document code
M210315EN
Revision
E
Language
English (United States)
Product
DKP206W
DKP206AV
DKP210W
DKP210AV
Document type
User guide
  • Compass
  • String, 5 m (16 ft 5 in), to use as compass aid
  • Spray paint or similar for marking ground
Plan the placing of the mast and guy wires, as well as the orientation carefully. All of these affect the placing of the equipment on the mast and the lowering of the mast for maintenance.
In Vaisala documentation, the term guy wire is used to refer to both frangible guyings made of glass fiber reinforced plastics (GRP) and guyings made of stainless steel.
  1. Select a location with at least 10 meters (33 feet) of clear area around the mast.
  2. Mark the place for the mast concrete foundation at the center of the location.
  3. Use the string to draw a circle to the ground, around the mast foundation.
  4. Use a compass to check the orientation.
  5. Mark a location for the first guying foundation on the circle line.
    • On the Northern Hemisphere, to the East from the mast concrete foundation.
    • On the Southern Hemisphere, to the West from the mast concrete foundation.
    Figure 1. Marking first guying foundation on the Southern Hemisphere
  6. Mark also the opposite side of the circle. That will be your next center point.
    Figure 2. Marking the next center point on the Southern Hemisphere
  7. From the new center point, use the string as compass and draw another circle to the ground.

    Mark the places where the 2 circles cross each other. They are the locations for the other 2 guying foundations.