[TowerTalk] Tram question.
Sat, 9 Sep 2000 10:00:59 EDT
In a message dated 09/08/2000 8:39:33 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
> Attach your load pulley high enough on the mast for the final pull.
> Attach a second pulley at, or just below, the tram line. The load
> line passes through the second pulley, thereby pulling the load from
> that point.
> When the antenna reaches the tower, remove the tram line, remove
> the second pulley from the tower, and pull the antenna up the rest
> of the way, without needing any re-rigging or load transfers.
Interesting. I hadn't thought of doing it like that before. I've just
used a comealong to pull the antenna up if necessary. These are both 2-step
The simplest way was already mentioned and that was to rig the tramline
up a little higher and then relax the tramline. Generally the antenna will be
against the mast and ready to clamp. It works most of the time anyway - hi.
Cheers, Steve K7LXC
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