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[Towertalk] Antenna Hoist Rope?

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Subject: [Towertalk] Antenna Hoist Rope?
From: (W0UN--John Brosnahan)
Date: Sun, 01 Sep 2002 23:21:28 -0500
>info go to   and look under commercial fishing and then the
>TENEX category.. see what this might do for you..

Mac has everyone on the right track but not quite there.  You really want for the site.  I have always used somewhat smaller
ropes such as the Samson Stable Braid series.  3/8 in is a good combination
of strength and weight and functionality.  It works quite well for things up
to Rohn 55 and beyond and the typical Yagis up to 60ft booms
on 15/20 meters.

I was using some 3/8 in. this last week on a tower and realized that
the ropes are probably 15 years old and still look very good.   I don't
use them every day but I have used them quite a bit and have loaned
then out some as well.  They are braided ropes so they have no
tendency to "unwind".  Good rope is a worthwhile investment.

I also have some 5/8 inch that I occasionally use--but it is too heavy
for most jobs.  3/8 or 7/16 is probably the right answer if you are
doing amateur radio type jobs.

Never liked Nylon ropes--too stretchy and they always want to get
tangled.  The Stable-Braid ropes don't have any tendency to

73--John   W0UN

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