This is why you belong to as club...get other buddies to work with you -
they bring their comealong and their guy grip as well as their backs!
Works good - when they need help you offer, when you need help they offer...
When I was a member of the fast Growing Murphy's Marauders Contest Club
in Connecticut several liftimes ago there was the Quad Squad and the
Beam Team...groups of guys who tried to get as many of the club members
antennas QRV for contest season each year!
Pete Smith wrote:
> At 10:20 AM 7/31/02 -0400, K7LXC@aol.com wrote:
>> When I'm erecting a tower, use 3 comealongs and 3 Klein cablegrips
>> to do
>> the initial plumb-and-tension when connecting the guy wires.
> For a professional,this represents a reasonable approach. But for the
> person putting up one tower, on limited resources, it seems like
> overkill to buy 3 cablegrips to use once. When he was helping me put up
> my current tower, W9LT (who is an engineer) tightened a cable clamp on
> each guy wire near the bottom end. That supplied purchase for a rope to
> be tied to the guy wire, and the rope was then looped around the anchor
> rod below the equalizer plate. We pulled the guys in to 100 lb or so
> with no difficulty, and then applied the grips, making sure we had
> enough turnbuckle travel to bring things up to the full pretensioning
> Anything wrong with this approach?
> 73, Pete N4ZR
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