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[TowerTalk] Powerline Pole Guy Support

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Powerline Pole Guy Support
From: (John Holliman)
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 1997 12:28:21 -0500
Roger L. Elowitz wrote:
> Hi again gang,
> This time I come to you in all seriousness.  I believe there is a goldmine
> of good knowledge and experience out there in cyberland and this is a
> serious subject that needs addressing.
> Since I am not fortunate enough to live out in the "wide-open-spaces" I have
> to make-do with a half-acre lot for stringing antennas.  Now, a very kind
> next door neighbor has allowed me to use one of his trees as an end support
> for a 160 meter dipole.  The only other support far enough away is a wooden
> powerline pole in the front of my house at the curb.  The pole not only
> caries very high voltage, but also telephone and cable wiring.
> Now here's the question for your consideration:
> Can I get away with using this pole to tie a 3/16th inch nylon guy rope to,
> to hold up one end of my dipole about twenty-five feet above street level?
> There most likely wouldn't be any dipole wire for perhaps ten feet of the
> pole and I would secure the rope above the telephone and cable lines and
> below the power lines taking good care to not come near any of that stuff.
> Is this a legal NO NO?  Is this a safety nightmare?  After all, the cable
> and telephone companies share the use of the pole.
> Really guys... in all seriousness,....  is considering using the powerline
> pole for this purpose stupid and I should quickly put out of my mind, or, is
> it just another of those ... if no one says anything, go ahead and play dumb
> and do it anyway?
> All serious responses are entertained on the reflector for everyone's
> enlightment.
> Thanks,
> Roger, K2JAS
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My advice agrees with the otheres:  don't even think about it  (the
power pole)!

However.  I have number of friends on 160 who use dipoles bent in the
shape of a Z, with the feed point ususally directly over the house.  Try
it!  See you on 160.

73 de John, WA5TWL

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