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Subject: [TowerTalk] Raising the Mast w/Antennas
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Date: Thu, 27 May 2004 18:08:19 -0700
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Using a come-along to raise the mast through the thrust bearing(s) after the 
antennas are installed is a problem, as the mast binds as it is pulled slightly 
to the side as raised.  To overcome that situation, I put a metal pulley upside 
down into the mast, and connected the cable to the come-along at the opposite 
side of the tower from the hoist..  .. .. so the mast was pulled more or less 
straight up....worky worky!

73 --- Mark .. AA6DX   Eureka, FAR NORTHERN CALIFORNIA...

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