"NEVER say NEVER"
OK, I concede, for LIGHT antennas, raised VERTICALLY
alongside a tower, I suppose it is OK to use a GIN POLE
for the lifting fixture.
Disclaimer: Anyone who bends their gin pole mast while
raising an antenna is on their own. Don't say I didn't warn you.
On Tue, 27 Aug 2002 Bill Coleman <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On 8/22/02 10:17 AM, email@example.com at firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> >My personal rule for Rohn Gin Poles is:
> >NEVER EVER use a Gin Pole to raise antennas.
> >Don't even think about it.... NEVER !
> Oh, I dunno. Depends on the load, and how it is arranged.
> My A3S barely weighs 20 lbs. K9AY and I had no trouble raising it
> with a
> Bill Wall gin pole (much more substantial than a Rohn gin pole). But
> then, we didn't try to tram it, we raised it straight up the side of
> tower. (Bracketed, no guys to deal with) If you do have guys, you
> sometimes pirouette the beam around the guys. (I've watched W4AN do
> while I held the rope) This still lifts the antenna straight up.
> So, a gin pole is appropriate for light loads (no more than a Rohn
> section) being raised straight up. Tramming antennas requires a
> mast, and possibly back-guys.
> Bill Coleman, AA4LR, PP-ASEL Mail: email@example.com
> Quote: "Not within a thousand years will man ever fly!"
> -- Wilbur Wright, 1901
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