Thank you the replies. I also received many replies in private. Many of you
suggested of bending the bracing with a crow bar or hitting it with a piece of
wood. Well, I tried both methods today and neither of them worked. I would
need a really long crow bar to bend that thing. The wood method didn't work as
the wood absorbed all the pounding.
I have an idea that might work and save me a lot of time. My tower is very
close to my driveway. I could tie a cable to the bracing and attach the other
end to a winch or a vehicle. With a 300-500lb force I should be able to bend
the bracing just enough to clear the interference. When retracted the tower
should be able to withstand the pulling force, I hope. Since I don't have a
winch I will have to ask my neighbors for help. I will report back on my
progress and result. Thanks and 73.
Jonathan Woo, W6GX
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