Or they weren't symmetrically arranged at 120 degrees from each other.
Sent: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 3:13 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Temporary guys
> I am curious how temporary guys could stretch so much to lay a tower on
> side, perhaps the guy anchors were very far away? The Trucker's Hitch is
> great advice, I have used this knot to for securing tower or reels of
> hardline when transporting them home.
> John KK9A
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> Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2011 14:33:09 EDT
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> Howdy, TowerTalkians --
> I just read a portion of the ARRL tower book where the author recounts
> an episode where the temporary rope guys holding the bottom sections of
> the tower stretched so much that he found himself laying on the ground
> the tower laying on top of him. Similarly, W2GD had the same thing happen
> him. In neither case was the climber terribly injured but they were lucky
> to fall onto soft ground.
> If you're going to do something like this (the use of temporary guys
> has its applications) and use rope, the best thing to do is to use a
> 'trucker's hitch' which gives you a 2:1 mechanical advantage and provides
> more tension on the rope to minimize any stretch or failure.
> In the book, the author says he only uses steel temporary guys now -
> lesson learned. But using a trucker's hitch will make using rope guys
> and safe.
> Steve K7LXC
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