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Re: [TowerTalk] Raising Mast

To: AD5VJ Bob <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Raising Mast
From: "Richard (Rick) Karlquist" <>
Date: Sun, 18 May 2008 22:15:03 -0700
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Use a falling derrick method like:


You don't need the clothesline post at all.

Rick N6RK

AD5VJ Bob wrote:
> I worked on getting my beam higher this weekend and came upon a clitch after 
> a whole days work getting everything prepared to go up.
> I have a 22' (very strong) fiberglass push up mast to which I mounted my Ham 
> 4 Rotor, and then mounted a 10 foot section of
> galvanized steel pipe to the top of the rotor hoping to get 30 feet or so in 
> height out of the whole thing. The idea was to mount
> the fiberglass pole to a 4 by 4 eight foot high close- line post and guy the 
> mast off with 5/8 inch nylon ropes. 

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