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Re: [TowerTalk] Gin pole use instructions

To:, Drax Felton <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Gin pole use instructions
From: Michael Germino <>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2008 08:24:03 -0800 (PST)
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Get some help from someone with experience.  It will be well worth the dinner, 
gas, etc.  Have an Antenna Party.

Or... you can check out your medical insurance.  I'm sitting here with a broken 
foot, so I can tell you accidents do happen.  Be careful.

73, AD6AA

--- On Tue, 11/18/08, Drax Felton <> wrote:

> From: Drax Felton <>
> Subject: [TowerTalk] Gin pole use instructions
> To:
> Date: Tuesday, November 18, 2008, 10:28 PM
> Could someone provide or direct me to the instructions on
> the correct
> use of a gin pole having a single clamp?
> I am using the WB0W "GP2HD Closed" device. ( See
>  )
> I want to know the proper positioning of the clamp in
> relation to the
> length of pole (12') and how far down from the top of
> the tower.
> Which direction the pulley should be facing? (in towards
> the center of
> the tower, etc.)
> What method is best for raising the pole and then the clamp
> up the
> tower as you build? How do you secure the tube while moving
> the clamp
> up?
> During my low to ground learning experiments I put a loop
> of rope
> around the tower and tube to keep it from toppling over
> while I fumble
> with the bottom end.
> Any advice would be appreciated.
> Drax,   KB3X
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