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Re: [TowerTalk] Lanyard hookup to tower

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Lanyard hookup to tower
From: Wayne Kline <>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2008 16:29:37 -0500
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It seems from what  I Gleaned from you re post. that your trying to install 
both the mast pipe and the antenna affixed to the mast pipe all at one time ?
That my friend unless it's a small TV antenna that scenario becomes 
unwheeldy... let alone add the element of wind or side thrust from a short gin 
pole pipe fixture from it's SIDE Angle. Then your not secured with your 
positions harness at he tapered APEX.
 Frist IMHO get a second positioning lanyard ( rope ) with the first one 
keeping you in place  adjust the second rope wraps etc with your BOTH free 
hands so your tight at he top OD center tube, keep them both secured as you 
step UP.
I have a  2.125 Gorilla hook on a dog bone that secures me to masts and tower 
tubes, but that's  is over kill for your application
Wayne W3EA > From:> To:;;> Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2008 13:01:57 
-0600> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Lanyard hookup to tower> > This is a most 
interesting thread. > > I am following it closely since I am using a full body 
harness for the first time and figuring it out along the way.> > I am 
attempting to work on my 30 foot Rohn 25 Tower in order to 'stab my rotor' for 
my 3 element Hornet Tribander.> > I have tried unsuccessfully three times (so 
far) to do so.> > 1) Rope not tied to antenna correctly (antenna wobbled around 
too much)> 2) Gin Pole not long enough to stab antenna into the top section 
(mine has the tapered top) as I didn't account for length of the> center piece 
at the top)> 3) Attached a longer pole to the shorter one to make it longer but 
the wind picked up too much before I got finished and back up> the tower.> > 
One thing I would like to say it that it is very difficult to estimate how many 
times I should wrap the large rope around the> opposite leg of the tower from 
where I am in order to sit into the harness for using both hands. Also when 
sitting into the harness> I can not figure out how to well manage the long pole 
while in the air.> > In order to use both hands and stand on top to stab the 
short mast into the top is going to be a trick also. > > Is there a certain 
number of turns to make it hook back onto the harness hook on the other side 
while on the side of the tower and> how do you strap it to the top once you are 
ready to stab the mast into the top.> > Bob AD5VJ> >
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