[TowerTalk] Gluing rope

WA3GIN wa3gin at comcast.net
Sat Sep 19 05:28:12 PDT 2009


We use "ham" rope for our up-haul lines. I slip a 3" piece of heat swrink 
over the old line, then using a propane torch fuse the ends of the old line 
to the new line, let cool, file smooth, position the heat swrink over the 
seam, apply heat. The new line is now ready to be hauled into position.

This method has been very successful for pulling up new lines from the 
ground level.  You can test the strength of the seam on the ground, no 
guessing if it will hold the weight of the new line, yet flexible enough to 
make it around the pulley.

Good Luck,

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Pete Smith" <n4zr at contesting.com>
To: "TowerTalk" <towertalk at contesting.com>
Sent: Saturday, September 19, 2009 7:17 AM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Gluing rope

>I want to replace the up-haul ropes that support my 80M array. 

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