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I will attempt to make a pictorial at the end of this message to
de Tom N4KG
Sorry but I am not quite getting the picture. I have tried to figure out
how to put up one of those masts using a pully combination but can't seem
to get it straight. I have tried pushing them up and after one section
they get very heavy. Could you please give me some more verbage. You
mentioned the 2x4, I do not see how you are using it. Tnx., Roger, W7VV.
> From: T A RUSSELL <email@example.com>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org; TOWERTALK@contesting.com
> Subject: [TowerTalk] Low Cost Top Loaded Vertical
> Date: Tuesday, November 18, 1997 12:55 PM
> Low Cost Top Loaded Vertical de N4KG
> Top loading the Radio Shack "push-up" mast sounds good to me.
> They make 3, 4,& 5 section versions, up to 48 ft., just PUSH them up!
> Guy the bottom section and get a tall step ladder to push up the rest.
> Be sure to secure the ladder to the mast or have someone hold it
> Guy every other section.
> With 4 way guying, you can lay the mast out on the ground, add a 20 ft
> pipe or 2 X 4, straight up, attached at the base, with a set of guys
> to the top of the 20 ft support and a pull rope. Pull the support back
> to the ground and the mast will follow to the upright position. Be
> to secure the base so it cannot move along the ground. Attach the
guys to their anchors, as well as the "back" guy. Hope this "word"
is sufficiently clear.
> I cannot take credit for this clever idea. I saw it in a VERY OLD
> late 40's or early 50's. The military used this technique to raise
up to 90 ft.!
> de Tom N4KG
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