thank you John.. Ive made a mess of this whole response.. good that you
added some finality to a simple question..
----- Original Message -----
From: W0UN--John Brosnahan <email@example.com>
Sent: Sunday, September 01, 2002 11:21 PM
Subject: Re: [Towertalk] Antenna Hoist Rope?
> >info go to www.samson.com and look under commercial fishing and then
> >TENEX category.. see what this might do for you..
> Mac has everyone on the right track but not quite there. You really want
> www.samsonrope.com for the site. I have always used somewhat smaller
> ropes such as the Samson Stable Braid series. 3/8 in is a good
> of strength and weight and functionality. It works quite well for things
> 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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