Fri, 10 Mar 2000 19:24:43 -0600
Once the tower is up, if it's a smaller tower, it is not necessary to climb
it every time you want to lower the antenna. Pick a calm day, loosen the 3
guys, carefully observing everything. Then unhook 2 guys at the anchors and
crank it down. Glen Martin's material shows this very system and with a
hinged base you would never have to climb their tower. My situation is a
bit more complicated because of height of the tower and size and weight of
the antennas. I need 2 sets of guys and for that reason, someone must climb
to the lower set and remove the guy bracket for the Hazer to pass. I can
also lower the antenna with a set of guys attached at some point on the
tower when raising or lowering the Hazer.
Not being a skinny person, I don't climb.
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