First thing that came to my mind would be a
sweep-L made out of PVC. This would allow
the wire to easily slide through it, without the
need for a sharp bend. Also agreed with
the other comment -- maybe use rope, and pull
your wire through after the arborists are done.
pic of sweep L:
- Dave N0RQ
----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Dougherty" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, August 24, 2006 14:31
Subject: [TowerTalk] Inverted L questions
> Hi all,
> Sorry, not a question about Plastic Owls....
> I'm expecting the tree service company to be by in a week or two and
> one of the things they agreed to do was mount my 160 Inverted L for
> me. They won't let me up in the bucket with them, thus they'll be
> doing the actual install. So I'm wondering about the actual mechanics
> of making this antenna. The support end will probably be an eye-bolt
> screwed into the top of an oak tree, with a marine pulley attached by
> an openable-link or karabiner type deal. This will be for the end
> support rope, and I'll have a weight on the end for tension.
> What I'm not so sure about is how the "bend" in the inverted L wire
> should be accomplished. I'd thought a marine pulley was the answer
> for that end, too, but I've been told absolutely not by several
> folks. This needs to be something the tree service company workers
> can install (with me supervising, of course). I can't pre-make this
> portion since I don't know the height of the tree or where the safest
> place will be in the tree to actually mount the "bend."
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