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Re: [TowerTalk] LINE FOR tree strung dipoles

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] LINE FOR tree strung dipoles
Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2009 14:41:43 -0400
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>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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