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Re: [TowerTalk] Inverted L questions

To: Nick Pair <>,
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Inverted L questions
From: Peter Dougherty <>
Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2006 18:22:27 -0400
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At 05:57 PM 08/24/2006, Nick Pair wrote:
>I have one suggestion. Use a continuous loop of UV resistant rope 
>through the pulley. With a pulley at ground level you can use the 
>loop splice point to attach your L or whatever you choose, This way 
>if wire breaks you will have a haul down rope all ready to pull the 
>antenna attachment point back down. Also you can put whatever you 
>choose at ground to take up the tree sway and keep tension on the loop.
>You didn't mention where the end of the horizontal wire is anchored. 
>This also needs sway protection and might end up a similar 
>arrangement as the main support.

Looks like the loop idea is the winner. As I mentioned off-list to 
another kind soul who replied, I'm an ex-apartment dweller (small 
city apartments all my adult life) and thus never needed to know 
about such things. I'm trying to visualize how to do this. Any online 
drawings/photos, etc?

Also, wouldn't a loop of rope get caught up in all the branches 
sticking out of the tree, making it very difficult to raise or lower 
the insulator and the wire it supports?

As for the far end of the horizontal wire, after the end insulator it 
will connect to 3/16" dacron rope, over a marine pulley in a distant 
tree, and to a weight of some sort (yet to be figured out) to keep 
the whole shee-bang taught.




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