I had a similar problem not too long ago. I had loaded the mast as I
pushed it up, with the HF antenna being the last antenna up and to be at the
bottom of the mast. Hindsite being 20:20, I might have been able to get the
HF antenna up if I had put it up first and pushed the mast up thru it,
loading the mast as it went up.
Anyhow, I thought about using a boom truck but found that I had room for
the antenna ( C4-SXL ) or the boom truck but not both! Ended up hiring a
crane and he was able to reach over the garage from the alley to pick the
antenna and lift it into position. Less than an hour on site. Normal charge
for this 100 foot crane was $100/hr with a 2 hr minimum. The gut cut me a
break as it was a non-commercial install and only charged me an hour but I
would have gladly paid the full bill because of the way things went
together. My only regret was not having done it a month earlier instead of
the 3 or 4 failed attempts I made before admitting I was going to need
Mike / W8DN
----- Original Message -----
From: "Thomas C. Cogsdell" <email@example.com>
Sent: Saturday, August 28, 2004 11:14 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] FW: Installing large Yagi
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Thomas C. Cogsdell [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Saturday, August 28, 2004 5:03 PM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Installing large Yagi
> I am about to install a Moseley TA-53 (the boom is 20 feet long)as the
> antenna on my 62 ft Rohn 25 tower. For the life of me I cannot come up
> a good idea. There are two sets of guy wires, one at thirty feet, and one
> the top. The mast is 8 ft high above the thrust bearing. I have a
> 26-B2 UHF yagi at the top of the mast. There are large trees at the base
> the guy wires.
> If I try to pull the antenna up the top of the upper guy wire I will need
> line attached to each end of the boom. I don't know how I would be able to
> retrieve these lines once I have the antenna attached to the tower.
> The irony of my situation is.that I hired this work done at my previous
> and did not pay attention to job then.
> Any help will be appreciated,
> Tom (TC) Cogsdell N4XVP
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