[TenTec] BUNGEE CORDS
kd2e at comcast.net
Wed Dec 31 15:22:17 EST 2014
An old timer in my radio club showed me this trick back in the '70s.
I had one up for almost 5 years. When it broke, I noticed the pulley had
rusted. Now I only use marine supply ones (stainless) that are used on
sailboats. I found heavy weights that are perfect for the job. Don't
know what their original purpose was, but they are teardrop shaped, with
a loop at the top. And very heavy. I keep them hanging only a few feet
from the ground. It'd be my luck one would fall just as I was under it,
cutting the grass!!
On 12/31/14, 12:59 PM, Barry N1EU wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 31, 2014 at 12:44 PM, Jim Brown <k9yc at audiosystemsgroup.com>
>> 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.
> That's great advice! (and Ira is a good friend of mine!)
> 73, Barry N1EU
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