On 3/30/2011 6:13 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> I am curious how temporary guys could stretch so much to lay a tower on its
> 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.
When experimenting with a phased array I used Nylon rope to guy a
temporary 40 meter vertical made from relatively light weight steel
masting (the old TV masting). In 24 hours that antenna was leaning a
good 60 degrees from vertical. You could walk over and take hold of the
Nylon does not make even a good temporary solution to holding an
antenna. However after it's been stretch out in the elements for a
couple of weeks there is very little stretch left. OTOH I still would
not trust it.
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