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Re: [TowerTalk] Pucker Power

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Pucker Power
From: "Blake M" <>
Date: Mon, 8 Jan 2007 20:57:12 -0500
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I have a hygain boom-mast clamshell which has been adapted to hold one end
of a come-along.  I rig it above whatever I'm working on, then take stuff
off and tilt up and down as needed.  Takes a little time to set up, but
makes one-man antenna installation and repair easy.

Blake N4GI


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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Pucker Power

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.

John KK9A

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Pucker Power
Date: Sun, 7 Jan 2007 09:32:26 -0500 (GMT-05:00)
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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!

Ed  N1UR 


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