N1UR suggested an excellent method for working on antennas. Instead of
using a gin pole, I insert a pulley in the mast or at some point higher
than the antenna and I can position the antenna to adjust element lengths
or make repairs by myself while staying close to the tower.
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Pucker Power
Date: Sun, 7 Jan 2007 09:32:26 -0500 (GMT-05:00)
Bold and Pucker factor yes, no question.
No Fear..I don't think so. Notice 2 things: Left hand firmly grabbing
steel mast and the fact that the angle iron bar is long enough that Jeff
be comfortably adjusting the assembly with 2 hands while strapped onto the
boom, but isn't.
I am not suggesting that he should. Jeff looks to me like a talented and
tower climber to not be overcome with fear but with respect for it. Nice
My technique is alot less "pucker factor". Put up a gin pole and take the
antenna off of the mast, swinging freely on the rope. Swing the antenna
to the mast and throw a temporary rope around the element at the mast to
element point. Make adjustment, swing back.
The gin pole assembly and the angle iron assembly are about a push for time.
No pucker factor required on the gin pole method. Enjoy!
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