Jim Brown k9yc at audiosystemsgroup.com
Wed Dec 31 12:44:53 EST 2014

On Wed,12/31/2014 9:04 AM, Barry N1EU wrote:
> I generally shoot an arrow over a tree branch, trailing monofilament, that
> pulls up heavier line incrementally.  Definitely inexpensive and not
> serious.  Climb what?  A bungee cord does me fine.  Call me Mickey.  I've
> been called far worse.

If you can get there that way, fine. Also, I can get the antenna higher 
with someone climbing, and especially on the higher bands, the higher 
the antenna, the better it works. See 

The rope that goes over the branch is going to abrade and eventually 
break as the tree sways in the wind. Ask me how I know. :)  A better way 
is to form a continuous loop of the rope that goes over the limb, tie a 
pulley to it, and use a rope through that pulley to support the antenna. 
K2RD showed me that trick when he helped me rig my first high dipoles.

73, Jim K9YC

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