[TowerTalk] phillystran for wire dipoles in trees
K8RI on Tower talk
k8ri-tower at charter.net
Thu Jun 1 13:16:44 EDT 2006
> As per the instruction sheet Phyllistran needs to be preloaded to attach
> the grip. Easiest way is to have a helper who wraps the free end
> around her waist and leans hard on it while you attah the grip which is
I cut the cable to length plus a foot or two. Then using cam lock clamps
hook one end to the bottom of some fence posts and the other end to a come
along. I put it under about the same tension as it will have when
> held securely to something that won't move. I put a breaker bar in the
> bench vice and slip the thimble/grip over it. Wrap both legs of the
> grip alternately.
I do this as well.
Roger Halstead (K8RI and ARRL 40 year Life Member)
N833R - World's oldest Debonair CD-2
> Do NOT wrap the short end on first all the way. My
> wife actually volunteers to be the "dead weight" when the task needs to
> be performed. She can then brag to her friends that she helped erect
> the towers. I'm a very lucky ham!
> I agree they are harder to put on than ehs grips, but not so bad if done
> as above. Always seal the ends of Phyllistrn to prevent moisture
> migration. 73 bob de w9ge
>> The hardest job in working with Philly
>>is putting on the ends. I would rather put 3/8 EHS grips on than 3/16
>>Philly. What a PITA! It's easier if you have one end in a vise.
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