>The cloth covered bungee last about two years out in the WX here in MI.
>So every other spring I lower the antenna and replace the bungee. There
>are those who say its a terrible idea, but I'm pretty sure that they
>have not been through everything that I have trying while to keep
>antennas up in the woods. I've found that pulleys jam or you have to add
>so much counter weight to them that the antenna parts eventually break
>from a sudden gust.
That's due to the inertia of the weights, which is why it's a good
idea to use bungee cords or springs in series with the weight.
Parallel the bungee cord with a loose rope as a backup in case the
bungee cord breaks.
And then replace the bungee cords annually.
Low tech. Works great.
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