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Re: [TowerTalk] antenna sling for tramming

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] antenna sling for tramming
From: "Roger (K8RI)" <>
Date: Mon, 12 May 2008 05:22:05 -0400
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Dick Green WC1M wrote:
> K8RI wrote:
>> Looping that haul line around the center element with half hitches
>> whether above or below the boom should cure this tendency.    
> Difficult when the antenna has no center element. It's a 2-el.
Use both elements to form a Y from the tips to the pull line, or a  
separate line to just one of the elements.  The antenna will tend to 
rotate a bit when using a single line but should still be controllable.  
(YMMV)   If they are lineally loaded, just use the ends. Used much like 
the sling. When raising use knots with pull lines to disconnect.   
Usually the antenna can be rotated about the boom to get at the ends of 
the  elements from lower down on the tower to attach the control lines.  
It's easier to do than  to explain.

Roger (K8RI)

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