>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]>
To: <[email protected]>
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
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?