I use a trucker's knot....could be the same as the tautline
hitch....allows tightning and adjusting
of the guy rope. No need for turnbuckles and the like.
I also use a rope thimble on the earth anchor.
On Sun, 28 Oct 2012 20:04:44 -0500 "Kelley Shaddrick"
> I'm putting up a 40' aluminum mast as an end point for an all band
> antenna. What's the best way to attach the guy ropes to the anchors?
> At the
> moment, it's been suggested I use a tautline hitch. I've used this
> before to hold up dipoles, not sure about its reliability as a guy
> knot. However, I like that it allows the rope to move either way so
> I can
> adjust it. Are there some other knots to consider? How about some
> kind of
> mechanical device?
> Kelley - W0RK
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