some of us have not been QRV for some time due to the heavy winds. Well, I
thought with my telescopic fibre glas mast lowering it doen and re-erecting
should be a matter of minutes. Now, hours later, my experience has helped
me to discover some essential basic laws:
Geri's laws for erecting wire antennas
- When erecting an antenna tower with guy wires or top loads, each of the
wires wire will get caught wherever possible.
- The probability for a wire to get caught is at least exponential to the
total number of wires used.
- The probability of one single wire to get caught at a specific place is
directly reciprocal to the acessibility of that place.
- If there is a slight chance that you might need a ladder, you will need
BTW: My antenna is back in the air I am QRV again. CU on the air!
Geri, DK8KW (W1KW)
P.S.: My longwave information homepage can now also be reached under
http://www.qru.de, which might be easier to remember than my previous