[TowerTalk] Dropping guys

K8RI K8RI-on-TowerTalk at tm.net
Fri Nov 11 23:21:04 PST 2011

On 11/11/2011 10:50 PM, Larry wrote:
> I was looking for a detailed description of dropping guys on a guyed tower
> to raise an antenna but didn't see anything in my searches that looked
> like such a description. I think I know how it is done but I would prefer to
> see a desciption. Anyone have a pointer to such a description?
I agree with Don, but how big are the antennas.
I put up a 30' long 7L 6 meter Yagi, a TH-5 tribander, and a cross boom 
((bout 16') with a pair of 12L for 144 and a pair of 11L for 440.  I 
just took them up the tower, or rather went up the tower with them as 
they were pulled up via the gin pole (one at a time). I just rotated 
them around the guys with no problem.   The most difficult part were the 
top guys where the angle is the greatest. That required both rotating 
around the individual guy and around the tower at the same time.  As the 
antennas were supported by the rope to the gin pole it was relatively 
easy, but like chess you  had to think a couple moves ahead.


Roger (K8RI)

> 73, Larry  W6NWS
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