I am not really sure what you are asking but it sounds like this might
be a job for a professional.
J6M CQ WW DX CW Contest 2011
J6/W0MU November 21 - December 1 2011
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On 10/29/2011 6:09 AM, Mark Robinson wrote:
> Can't you put a pair of shackles and preformed big ends in the middle where
> you want to split the guy wire. I use this shackle method to join the ehs
> to the phillystran on my top set of guys.
> Maybe you can go on the roof with a harness and line to stop you falling off
> the edge of the roof. That should keep you safe.
> Mark N1UK
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "chris casey"<email@example.com>
> Sent: Thursday, 27 October, 2011 1:22 PM
> Subject: [TowerTalk] guy detach in the middle?
>> So the university club station I'm associated with needs to lean over
>> their tower and do some antenna maintenance. The issue is in today's
>> climate for someone to walk down to the corner of the sloped roof 2.5
>> stories up and undo the turnbuckle of one guy doesn't appear to work
>> anymore. Last time this was done in '97 I just went and undid it,
>> redid it, no big deal, but times change. The other 2 guys are
>> We are faced with some sort of man lift operation with the cost and
>> logistics that come with such a thing it appears. We are morning or
>> self sufficiency.
>> What we do have is a head high passage of the guy from the corner of
>> another roof as the base of the tower is not at the highest level of
>> the roof. There is an insulator there within reach, so the guys
>> continuity is broken at that point. What I'm wondering is if there is
>> a way to open that joint that's reachable from that mid roof and put
>> in a serviceable joint for this need? Simply undoing the cable clamps
>> would get it open, but I don't think we would have a chance at putting
>> it back, I'm pretty sure we wouldn't have any chance.
>> The guy isn't tensioned well, I can easily move it several feet at
>> this mid point that's reachable. Its guying a 50' stand of rohn 25
>> which is anchored to the wall of the shack about 10-12' up. TH7 I
>> think on top and a repeater antenna. Its not something I want to climb
>> and probably couldn't get permission and maybe not even forgiveness. I
>> want it down so the kids can get hands on with servicing everything
>> Seems to me a turnbuckle is whats needed, but for that to be out in
>> the middle of the span certainly isn't something I've seen before but
>> I haven't seen it all. Is there any ideas out there? I'm well aware
>> the best option is to deal with the end and its turnbuckle, its just
>> going to be a lot easier if we can manage this on our own schedule if
>> possible. We are a club on life support and with no revenue, so we are
>> squarely in DIY mode as much as possible.
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