Your favorite tower tip Robert, not a tip, worst then a "Users manuel". hi
dont bear any grudge Robert.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert Shohet" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, February 10, 2003 6:02 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] My favorite tower tip is...
> When putting up or adjusting an antenna, use a comealong tool, two
> straps, a carabiner and a tower rope as follows:.
> Tie a thick tower rope to the antenna and put through pulley mounted to
> tower about 8' above where the antenna will go - antenna rope then is
> dropped to the ground.
> Pull out the hook of the comealong tool almost all the way and attach to
> tower about 4 - 5' above where you are mounting the antenna.
> Make a "sling" out of two large climbing straps (I suggest 4' lengths),
> on each side of the antenna balance point.
> Rotate the straps about 45 degrees to the ground (rather than at the top)
> this will elevate the elements slightly nearest the tower and make it
> to adjust.
> Take a (locking) carabiner and put both ends of the climbing straps in it
> and lock. Then hook the carabiner to the other end of the comealong.
> Gradually ratchet up the comealong one click at a time until the antenna
> roughly in the place where it will be mounted.
> Have the ground crew put slight tension on the antenna pull rope.
> Between alternately pulling on the pull rope and working the comealong the
> antenna can easily be positioned on the tower to either tower leg by only
> one person. The best part is that since the antenna is in a sling, the
> person on the tower can easily move the antenna laterally as well as
> vertically and position on either leg..
> By using the antenna pull rope as well (which is positioned OUTSIDE the
> sling) the ground crew can create additional leverage on the antenna and
> additional slack for lateral antenna movement.
> This is especially helpful when mounting the antenna on sidemount arms
> can be 3 - 4' out from the tower.
> Bob KQ2M
> See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless
Weather Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any
questions and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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