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Subject: LF: Re: Rope?
From: "RJ Mattson" <[email protected]>
Date: Fri, 12 May 2006 21:41:05 -0400
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>From a rope characteristics chart displayed at a diy store, I picked 
polyester because it had the best score against sun rot.  I have been using 
it now for two years to suspend a 80m doublet between two trees using a 
pulley and a 10 lb window sash weight to keep the tension.

Original Message ----- 
From: "Mike Dennison" <[email protected]>
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Sent: Friday, May 12, 2006 12:33 PM
Subject: LF: Rope?

I am refurbishing one of my antenna supports. It is supported by a
large tree and is raised and lowered using blue polypropylene rope
(from B&Q).

The rope shows signs of deterioration - presumably from UV - and I
wonder whether I would be better using white polyprop, or nylon,
rather than blue polyprop.

Nylon is a lot more expensive - is it worthwhile? I understand than
nylon is stretchy - is this a problem? Does nylon have a similar
breaking strength - the antenna is lightweight but takes some wind-
load and in any case I don't want any accidents, so over-engineering
is the order of the day.

Any advice from those more knowledgable / experienced than me?

Mike, G3XDV

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