Wear protective eyewear, gloves, and a safety helmet.
To protect your hands, always wear gloves when handling the guy wires.
In attaching guy rods to guy wires, you need
D‑shackle 10 mm (0.39 in) A4 (3 pcs).
Locate guyings 2 and 3 which are on the same side as the hinge of the mast base.
In the Northern Hemisphere, they are
on the west side (W) of the mast foundation.
In the Southern Hemisphere, they are
on the east side (E) of the mast foundation.
Attach the guy rods of guyings 2 and 3 to the guy wires with the shackle.
To eliminate excess slack, tighten guyings 2 and 3.
This prevents the mast from tilting
At this point, the mast is not
erected. The guy wire length from the wedge on the guying foundation to the shackle is
approximately 1 to 1.5 m (3 ft 4 in to 4 ft 11 in), depending on the distance from the
guy wire foundation to the mast base (5 to 6 m / 16 ft 5 in to 19 ft 8 in).
After you have erected the mast, adjust the guyings to their proper length and