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Re: [TowerTalk] 2 questions

To: Gregg Seidl <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] 2 questions
From: Jay Schwisow <>
Date: Thu, 24 May 2007 21:11:14 -0600
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I will let someone else take the Stackmatch question.

You can go to for climbing harness options.  Just search 
harness in the search box.  You can also key in 417261 for a high end 
shock absorbing twin lanyard.  This item will allow you to always stay 
connected to the tower.   I have one of these and it is easy to operate 
the 2" opening twist caribiners with one hand.  The 2" opening will 
allow you to clamp right on to the tower leg.

Jay - KT5E

Gregg Seidl wrote:
> First:what really happens if you feed 2 tribanders that aren't the same with 
> a Stack Match type box?I have a Skyhawk(new) which is going to replace my 
> A-3 on my 70 foot tower.While I'd love to buy another Skyhawk and put up 
> Rohn 45 tower it just ain't happening.I already own a Comtek Stack-2 so I'm 
> thinking just mount the A-3 at 35 feet pointing toward Europe and put the 
> Skyhawk on top on the rotor and use same length feedlines from antennas to 
> box.I think the antennas both have the driven elements at the boom to mast 
> junction,meaning they should be close to being in phase.I'm not sure how 
> important that really is because I have 2 6M-7JHV's stacked.One is on a 
> swinging gate it is NOT in line with the other one but it still seems to 
> work great,as a matter of fact I'm going to 3 6M-7JHV's after Field Day is 
> done with the bottom 2 on swinging gates.I already own the hardware to do 
> this so it looks like something that wouldn't cost me any money.Which is 
> good because my radio budget is shot to )&%$ for this year!!Any ideas would 
> be great,I was amazed at what 2 6 meter beams on seperate rotors did even 
> though I have used stacked vhf beams for years.I want to try tribanders now 
> without spending a lot of $$ which I can't right now.
>     2nd question:I want to make my tower climbing safer.I use a linemans 
> belt with a strap around the tower.That leaves me not fastened while 
> climbing,not good.I'm not sure of the proper terms but I want a way to be 
> attached at all times.I think I need a D hook on my chest with a strap with 
> 3 hooks on it,one for the harness and 2 for the tower so that as I climb I 
> would ALWAYS be connected.Does anyone understand what I 'm trying to get 
> at?Also,how do hook on when your standing on the top thrust bearing plate 
> and your looking at your mast,do you attach a couple of U-bolts with a hook 
> in between to hook onto or....?I love climbing and I continue to learn how 
> to get antennas up by reading the posts on here.No one I know around here 
> really does any big antenna projects so I haven't had the chance to learn 
> some the tricks.I will get to learn some this year as I pulling up a 2 
> element shorty 40 and of course the Skyhawk which are the biggest I've put 
> up.The A-3 is little and was easy.The 6 meter beams were also easy,all vhf 
> antennas are easy though we'll see about the 2M-8WLHD I got coming!Any help 
> or ideas would be great! Thanks in advance    Gregg  K9KL 
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