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Re: [TowerTalk] Rope Snubbers

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Rope Snubbers
From: Grant Saviers <>
Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2010 20:05:16 -0700
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A rolling hitch is a pretty handy knot for lifting masts or pulling on 
cables or ropes.  see

BUT, I wouldn't use it when there is cyclic tension as it is likely to 
shake out.  One can add a half hitch on the bitter end to minimize that 

For a permanent installation, get a Kellum grip (Chinese finger torture 
device in galvanized steel) sized for your bundle of cables.  They are 
available from 0.25" to several inches in diameter.

Grant KZ1W

On 10/25/2010 7:09 PM, Adam Shirley WJ4X wrote:
> That knot was mentioned in a QST not too long ago...
> Another option is if you see a utility truck somewhere, stop and nicely
> ask if you could have a couple of grips off the back of the truck...
> The local coop guys were always nice about throwing me a couple if I asked.
> 73!
>   -Adam
>    WJ4X
> On 10/25/2010 7:58 PM, Don Tucker wrote:
>> I've a about 60 feet from the house to the tower. I'd like to get the coax
>> and cables off the ground. I can put a big SS screw eye at the 2nd level of
>> the house and a SS HD snap hook at the top of the lower crankup tower
>> section.  The bundle is 4 big coax (213) and 1 small 58X coax, 2 rotor type
>> cables and one small cable for 12V.
>> I cannot for the life of me remember the knot which produces a nice snubbing
>> anchor for use in holding the cable bundles up at each end. I do remember
>> from way back that it distributed the holding power across several links in
>> the snubbing knot.
>> Anyone who can pass this snubbing knot to me I'd me appreciative????
>> Don W7WLL

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