What difference is there between rope types P and M? The difference stands in parameters. Ropes type P are the basic rope optimized for good price to performance ratio, whereas type M have approximately doubled strength and simultaneously half the stretch compared to type P. They are also lighter because the rope core is made from high strength Dyneema® fibres.
When is it better to use rope M instead of P? When one needs the lowest weight and wind resistance (long ropes holding wire antennas, or supporting large beam elements, or expeditions where low weight is crucial). Also when the anchor points on the ground need to be placed close to the tower (less than 50% of the anchor height – depending of type of tower – the higher stress needs to be calculated individually) and finally, for any big towers with big antennas.
What difference is there between Mastrant ropes and Kevlar ropes? Kevlar, like Dyneema®, uses high strength fibres. While Kevlar is made from aramid the Dyneema® is made from special sort of PET. Kevlar is not UV resistant and its fibres tend to break when bending over a small radius.
What about comparing Mastrant ropes with Phillystran? Mastrant-P has about 80% of strength of Phillystran of the same diameter. Mastrant-M has about 30-65% higher strength than Phillystran – but the bigger the diameter the smaller difference. Nevertheless, any Mastrant solution of any strength is many times cheaper.
I want to replace steel ropes by synthetic ones – which ropes should I use for replacement? Refer to Steel rope replacement.
What difference is there between particular harnesses? The BASIC harness is a basic safety harness. Comparing to other types it doesn’t contain the adjustable waist belt. The difference between LX2 to LX5 is in flexibility, sling width, the way of fixing (LX4 and LX5 use quick acting buckles) and comfort (LX3 and LX5 are designed for long periods of use).
What is the expected lifetime of Mastrant ropes? Like steel ropes producers we recommend replacing them after 5 years of use. However, we have experience with flawless 13-year-old installations.
Do I need to buy a complete reel? How long is the rope on the reel? Standard is 100m or 200m of rope on the reel. Some diameters are 31m on the reel. However, we can deliver any length you want (ropes longer than 200m are available on special order). The ropes of standard length are cheaper. Aside from standard ropes we offer also “ready-made” ropes with thimble compressed-in on one end.
What a rope and how long do I need for ...? We offer free calculation service of ropes strength and length needed for your project. Apart from that we have on-line calculators on our web pages which you can use for calculation yourself. These tools are also available in form of Android application – look for “Mastrant” on Google Play store. For basic orientation we have prepared typical installations and recommended ropes: Typical installations
What elongation (stretch) percentage means? The elongation in our data sheets is relative change of the length measured between “pre-tension” (10% of breaking strength) and “working tension” (30% of breaking strength).
Hamfests in 2018
3. 12. 2018
In November we were on the last show in this year. Our team visited 21 shows in USA, England, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Belgium, Portugal and in the Czech Republic. It is the most hamfests in the history that Mastrant has attended. We were very pleased to meet you and hope to see you again in the future!
2. 8. 2018
We started production of "Camouflage look" of two sizes of Mastrant-P – called Mastrant-C. It is targeted for customers who need "invisible" guying in specific environment. The main color is tan with brown “dots”. They are available in sizes "3+" (3.5 mm, 9/64") and "6" (6.2 mm, 1/4").
We started production of new size of rope Mastrant-P which fills the gap between "size 3" (diameter 2.6 mm) and "size 4" (diameter 4.4 mm). It is "size 3+" and has diameter 3.5 mm (9/64"). Breaking strength is 300 daN (about 300 kg or 660 lb.).