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Paul S
San Diego, California, USA
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Joined on 10-12-2006

Post #: 21
Post ID: 16814
Reply to: 16813
Baksheesh
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Well, so far installing the tower has played out about like one might have expected.  Like I mentioned up the thread, you might find a local contractor or "project-related" service provider who is somehow "connected" to the local council, etc., who might as part of his paid "services"  mysteriously facilitate matters in your favor.  I wonder why people think things work differently here than in other 3rd world countries?  It's just more expensive...

Let's hope no one comes forward to protest during the "waiting period" for your variance..

Best reagards,
Paul S
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Romy the Cat


Boston, MA
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Joined on 05-28-2004

Post #: 22
Post ID: 16815
Reply to: 16813
The new telescopic antenna is up.
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 Romy the Cat wrote:
Ok, I am redoing my antenna solution and if everything will be fine then I will have tomorrow my 55’ new antenna. The FM reception from my new house is a very interesting subject. I will post some observations, the solution that I went over and what I am trying now.  The new antenna is in way my old wet dream, let see how it works.





"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche
08-15-2011 Post does not mapped to Knowledge Tree
Romy the Cat


Boston, MA
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Post #: 23
Post ID: 16828
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The antenna cable loop eater.
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I was wondering anybody could come up with a creative way to deal with my antenna cable. I have 20” extendable antenna and when the inner-mast goes down then I have extra 20 feet cable. So, I would like to have some kind of devise, like some kind of spring dram, that will be able to absorb the free cable and in the same time when antenna foes up then it will be able to release the cable with minimum resistance.

The caT


"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche
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Paul S
San Diego, California, USA
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Post #: 24
Post ID: 16829
Reply to: 16828
Another Fly-By-Night Operation?
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There is a sort of "spool" or "drum" for cable "slack" that used to be run by a fool-proof rack-and-pinion gear, along with the mast; but, times being what they are, it is probably a very foolish "digitally controlled" separate motor assembly now.  Surely your old "antenna guy" knows about this stuff, and certainly the Ham guys do, with their love of "stealth" operations.  Be very sure to get the correct cable for this, too, since most fail fast from this stress.

And what happened to the variance?  Did you get "them" pissed off?

Best regards,
Paul
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jessie.dazzle


Paris, France
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Joined on 04-23-2006

Post #: 25
Post ID: 16834
Reply to: 16828
Slack management
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These might spark an idea (cable insulation must be of a quality that will remain flexible over time):

http://www.countryliving.com/cm/countryliving/images/Kitchen11_Lamp_LowRes-de-37581708.jpg

http://media.restorationhardware.com/is/image/rhis/prod1676234_av2?$PD$

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/bb/Oberleitung_Radspanner_IMG10010.jpg

jd*


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08-18-2011 Post does not mapped to Knowledge Tree
Romy the Cat


Boston, MA
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Post #: 26
Post ID: 16835
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What the wonderful ideas!
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 jessie.dazzle wrote:
These might spark an idea (cable insulation must be of a quality that will remain flexible over time):

http://www.countryliving.com/cm/countryliving/images/Kitchen11_Lamp_LowRes-de-37581708.jpg

http://media.restorationhardware.com/is/image/rhis/prod1676234_av2?$PD$

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/bb/Oberleitung_Radspanner_IMG10010.jpg

jd*
I came up with a number of my ides (my leading idea is illustrated below) but all of then used springs and it never came to me to use gravity. I will think something among those lines as well, in fact the gravity idea I feel less complex and most likely will work better during winter. I like the first illustration that is very simple and effective, I have a lot of roiling blocks left from the antenna rising and I will use them. From other side they are metal and I guess for this implantation I would need some kind non-rusting blocks. I sure it shall be some kind of fully plastic blocks.

AntennaSlackManagement.JPG

Rgs, the Cat


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08-19-2011 Post does not mapped to Knowledge Tree
Romy the Cat


Boston, MA
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Post #: 27
Post ID: 16841
Reply to: 16815
OK, now we are taking!
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It is not fully extend, I have 4 more feet to go but I absolutely do not need it but it good to have some reserve. The reception situation will change with change of weather, leaves, snow etc but I feel that I can handle it now.

NewAntenna_Complete.JPG

The Cat


"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche
08-26-2011 Post does not mapped to Knowledge Tree
Romy the Cat


Boston, MA
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Post #: 28
Post ID: 16878
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Hurricane Irene ibn Oz in Boston
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It looks like Irene will hit us on Sunday, it look like it loosing strength but they still promise up to 90 miles per hour gusts. If it so then I will spend Sunday handcuffed to my new antenna and if it will be flying away then only with me. I can clearly see that my antenna with me and my Cat Toto will lend in some kind Kansas meeting killing some kind GOP nominee for US president. This is in the worst case, in the best case I will be listening the closing of the Tanglewood season. For now I am thinking if not to put some temporary guy wires….

The Cat


"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche
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  »  New  FMFool – a truly useful tool..  Another piece of the FM reception puzzle? Excellent...  Off Air Audio Forum     2  17503  07-05-2008
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