In a message dated 7/10/01 7:54:58 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
> "If you need to get at the top antenna you can either climb the mast with
> temporary steps or lower the mast."
> I'm curious, what is the nature of these temporary steps; i.e., how are
> made? Bolts through holes in your mast, perhaps?
Nope - what a hassle that would be; to say nothing of the stress riser of
each hole. They are 12-18 inch pieces of angle iron or aluminum. Drill them
for 2" U-bolts and attach them temporarily to the mast with a U-bolt and
saddle. Put them about a foot apart and head on up. (I also have mine drilled
for 3-inch masts/U-bolts.)
A 2-inch mast is a little wobbly so I only like to climb them on a *real*
still day. Three-inchers OTOH don't move at all.
Cheers, Steve K7LXC
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