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    Default Re: 30 Foot Tree

    I have an idea that might help with this problem. Check the instructions below:

    - Shape a flat bar or metal pipe into a ring or triangle about cm bigger than the diameter of the radio antenna - just big enough for it to slide up and down easily around the radio antenna. Ring shape is preferred for lesser resistance sliding up/down. Also, metal pipe will make it easier to drill and attach hooks for lights
    - When using a pipe, ends can be connected together by inserting a short rebar inside the pipe and secured with a small nail or screw
    - Drill holes around the ring/triangle to attach hooks for the lights and wire rope. Make sure that the hook placement will not interfere when the ring slides up and down.
    - Attach 3 pulleys to the top of the radio tower - one on each corner (assuming it is a triangular shaped radio tower)
    - Attach 3 30-32ft long wire ropes to the ring/triangle and thread onto the pulleys.
    - Make a loop at the end of each wire rope and secure it with a wire rope clips (2-3 clips each).
    - Attach the 3 wire ropes to another wire rope coming from a winch that is secured near the base of the radio tower


    Suggested Materials:
    Wire rope: https://www.harborfreight.com/search?q=wire%20rope
    Winch: https://www.harborfreight.com/1000-l...nch-65688.html
    https://www.toolots.com/julun-hand-w...with-hook.html
    Pulleys: https://www.lowes.com/pd/Blue-Hawk-R...lley/999971150
    https://www.lowes.com/pd/Covert-3-in...ulley/50427016
    Last edited by salongaopm; 09-30-2019 at 12:10 PM.

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    Default Re: 30 Foot Tree

    Quote Originally Posted by salongaopm View Post
    I have an idea that might help with this problem. Check the instructions below:

    - Shape a flat bar or metal pipe into a ring or triangle about cm bigger than the diameter of the radio antenna - just big enough for it to slide up and down easily around the radio antenna. Ring shape is preferred for lesser resistance sliding up/down. Also, metal pipe will make it easier to drill and attach hooks for lights
    - When using a pipe, ends can be connected together by inserting a short rebar inside the pipe and secured with a small nail or screw
    - Drill holes around the ring/triangle to attach hooks for the lights and wire rope. Make sure that the hook placement will not interfere when the ring slides up and down.
    - Attach 3 pulleys to the top of the radio tower - one on each corner (assuming it is a triangular shaped radio tower)
    - Attach 3 30-32ft long wire ropes to the ring/triangle and thread onto the pulleys.
    - Make a loop at the end of each wire rope and secure it with a wire rope clips (2-3 clips each).
    - Attach the 3 wire ropes to another wire rope coming from a winch that is secured near the base of the radio tower


    Suggested Materials:
    Wire rope: https://www.harborfreight.com/search?q=wire%20rope
    Winch: https://www.harborfreight.com/1000-l...nch-65688.html
    https://www.toolots.com/julun-hand-w...with-hook.html
    Pulleys: https://www.lowes.com/pd/Blue-Hawk-R...lley/999971150
    https://www.lowes.com/pd/Covert-3-in...ulley/50427016
    Interesting ideas.

    Our support cables are connected about 3 feet below the "convergence" of the three radio tower verticals. There is currently a 5 foot tall pipe where an antenna rotator would go up through and hold onto the boom of the antenna (boom is no longer a part of this rig). This idea would get us up to the guy-wires, unfortunately will not get past it, unless I'm reading this wrong.

    You have, however, triggered some new ideas that I will flesh out and try.

    Thank you.
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    Default Re: 30 Foot Tree

    Is there a reason why you cannot place the guy wires at the convergence of the three tower verticals? Do you intend to get all the lights up the top of the 5 foot pipe? I have another idea that could possibly get all the lights near the top of the 5 foot pipe. A picture of the end part of the radio tower might help.

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    Default Re: 30 Foot Tree

    Check the attached illustration.plan.jpg
    Last edited by salongaopm; 10-01-2019 at 06:07 AM.

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    Default Re: 30 Foot Tree

    Updated illustration attached.plan.jpg

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