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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] line for tree strung dipoles
From: jim Jarvis <>
Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2009 19:23:27 -0400
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Wd0m wrote:

I use 1/4 inch dacron rope attached to bungee cords, with a "safety"
rope around the bungee cord to make it fail-safe.  Works fine here in
the Colorado Rockies at 7500 feet, with TONS of sunshine and UV year
round.  I replace them about every two years.  I use both the heavy
rubber bungees and the cotton covered ones.

To which I will append:

I did the same thing, exactly.   Lasted 3 years.   Unfortunately,  
tree ate the
antenna in the meantime, so it wasn't a good way to avoid the pine-sap
glue problem.

Use of reasonable nylon or dacron line will give you enough stretch  
to absorb
peak loads, most of the time.   The role of the bungee is ....  limited.



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