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Author Topic: Stuck up a tree!  (Read 5467 times)
N4OGW
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« Reply #30 on: June 18, 2013, 07:10:30 AM »

I have many such lines stuck in trees now. Sometimes I have used a rope chain saw to cut down the branch they are stuck in. It is basically a chain saw blade with two ropes tied to either end. This can take a lot of work however and is very hard when it is stuck very high up. Mostly I just leave them in now.

Sometimes you can tie it to the bumper of your truck/tractor/lawn mower and yank it out that way Smiley

Tor
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K8AXW
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« Reply #31 on: June 18, 2013, 07:49:10 PM »

Tor:  Yup!  That'll work! 
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N3DT
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« Reply #32 on: June 19, 2013, 08:47:33 AM »

Trouble is you may end up with a rope hanging up about 20' by just pulling on it if the branch doesn't break down.  But that's not all bad.
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« Reply #33 on: June 19, 2013, 09:20:14 AM »

K8AXW,

I like your idea - I think a Stanley knife blade wedged in a suitable size split ring (keyring) with two lengths of line would do a similar job. May need a bit of Superglue to hold the blade in position though.

I may try this to tidy up some of my old lines.

Thanks for the suggestion.

Martin - G8JNJ

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KE4JOY
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« Reply #34 on: June 28, 2013, 05:19:04 PM »

As "luck" would have it a storm came through today and popped one end of the dipole loose.

Bad news is the antenna is down, good news is the antenna is down  Grin

One end is still securely anchored up about 60'-0" or so. I will get a better look at it in the morning.

Good news is the rope broke and not the antenna. Of course I will have to give it a through going over before hoisting it up again. I think maybe this time I see pulleys  Cool
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