Fred Hopengarten, K1VR
Six Willarch Road * Lincoln, MA 01773-5105 * 617/259-0088
Big antennas, high in the sky, are better than small ones, low.
On Tue, 07 Jan 1997 16:29:22 -0800 "C. Logan Dietz (KE5FI)"
>1. Take a heavy rope and tie a hook on the end.
>2. Hook the hook in the top of the mast on the tower.
>3. Slide a pulley on the rope and tie the rope to a
>4. Hang the (assembled) beam from the pulley.
>5. Tie a rope to the beam.
>6. Take the rope up the tower & pull beam up to the mast.
[Alternative: Take the "beam rope" up the tower, put it through a pulley
attached to the
tower, run rest of this long rope down to ground where several beefy
fellows can pull the
antenna, now gliding on the pulley ("flying") up toward the tower, all
the way up to you.]
>7. If its a big 'un, have a couple of guys help guide it up with "tag
>lines" flipped over the boom so they can be released after its up by
>pulling one end.
>With a little imagination in hooking things up, the beam will end up
>right at the point where you want to attach it to the mast.
>Of course you gotta be in the field with a little space to do this.
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