advice needed

A place to discuss all aspects of amateur radio operation.
Post Reply
User avatar
nordhavn
Radio Addict
Radio Addict
Posts: 563
Joined: 07 Jan 2008, 17:23
Location: s/e

advice needed

Post by nordhavn » 02 Jul 2017, 16:55

I've got a redundant telegraph pole at the end of my property which would be ideal to run a long wire to . It's exactly 20 meters from my conservatory/radio room .
What/how would be the the easiest way to get a wire up there ?
Cheers

Checkpointcharlie
Regular
Regular
Posts: 31
Joined: 29 Apr 2015, 23:26

Re: advice needed

Post by Checkpointcharlie » 03 Jul 2017, 09:17

Climb it if you are fit enough and install a pulley wheel or use use a ladder while you have 2 people supporting it. Attach a cord through wheel so it's ready to hoist up later meaning you will not have to go back up.
Broad sword calling Danny boy......

User avatar
Admiral
Legend
Legend
Posts: 9707
Joined: 08 Mar 2011, 21:20
Call Sign: 26TM157
Location: MK-UK

Re: advice needed

Post by Admiral » 03 Jul 2017, 09:32

I can't advise you how to get the job done, but I can advise that if you or someone is going up then use a ladder to the top and don't use the footplates that start half way up, those poles get certified every 5 years (I think) and if the stamp at the bottom isn't in date then a BT guy or girl won't go up, they will request a cherry picker. If that one is abandoned then it's safety cert probably expired decades ago.
Winner of the 2017 IBTL 'Summer Sizzler' competition

oh5nxo
Regular
Regular
Posts: 40
Joined: 24 Apr 2017, 18:41
Call Sign: oh5nxo
Location: kp30xr

Re: advice needed

Post by oh5nxo » 03 Jul 2017, 10:01

There are not any kind of hooks left at the top ? Fishing line & weight, slingshot, kite etc ... Never done it, but using a kite to position a noose around the tip, then tightening might not be impossible.

Juha

paulears
Radio Addict
Radio Addict
Posts: 624
Joined: 10 Jun 2007, 22:41
Call Sign: G4RMT
Location: North East Suffolk
Contact:

Re: advice needed

Post by paulears » 03 Jul 2017, 17:43

Ladder and lashing. Usual precautions but I'd certainly go with the suggestion to install a pulley at the top. Makes life simple later.

User avatar
kilimax
Top Poster
Top Poster
Posts: 2039
Joined: 05 May 2014, 09:18
Call Sign: GM0BRJ
Location: Same Country as Buick Mackane

Re: advice needed

Post by kilimax » 03 Jul 2017, 18:07

I had a similar telegraph pole at a previous property a few years back but I went a bit further and fitted a small (1.5m) extension aluminium pole secured by drilling through it and fitting a couple of small brackets. I then attached a pulley to it. My main reason for doing this was to install a Quadrifilar Helical antenna to the top for wx satellite reception but got a secondary use as a mount for wire antennas.

Usual H&S rules apply though. Ladders can be extremely difficult to use because of the circular shape of the pole so be careful. Do not climb it on your own!
Kilimax - Drew
Amateur Callsign GM0BRJ
Tango Mike Callsign 108TM144

I've changed my equipment so many times, I've forgotten what I have

User avatar
nordhavn
Radio Addict
Radio Addict
Posts: 563
Joined: 07 Jan 2008, 17:23
Location: s/e

Re: advice needed

Post by nordhavn » 03 Jul 2017, 19:06

Thanks , a pulley system would work well as I don't fancy going up there often.

User avatar
stanogs68
Top Poster
Top Poster
Posts: 1637
Joined: 05 Mar 2013, 19:38
Location: warrington,north west

Re: advice needed

Post by stanogs68 » 03 Jul 2017, 19:44

computers mess with my brain !

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests