In a message dated 8/5/2006 1:42:48 P.M. Greenwich Standard Time,
You never know, they might even throw a box of grips in your trunk!
If they do, don't use them. The power companies use a different cheaper
version of the Big Grip. According to the specialist at PLP I spoke to, the
ones the power companies use are designed for the purpose they are used for,
not for longer lengths of guy wire like those used on towers. There is a
difference and the power company ones should not be used. I know there are
guys who are going to say, "I did, and they worked fine". I also know guys
guy towers to trees and use HD 73s to rotate big 20 meter antennas...for a
I'm just as cheap as the next ham and free is always good, but in this case
follow the prime directive of the manufacturer..don't use them for towers.
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