This general guide will show you how to effectively set the required length of the anchoring rope, tension it, and secure it for long-term installation.
The procedure is suitable both for the installation of simple masts and for large antenna systems with lattice towers.
- Unscrew the turnbuckle to the maximum length.
- Install the turnbuckle to the anchor.
- Thread the rope through the upper eye/thimble.
- Install the Loop Cleat Tensioner to its free end. Use CL234 for ropes 6 to 11 mm (1/4" to 1/2") or CL223 for ropes 3 to 6 mm (1/8" to 1/4").
- Set the required length of the anchor rope or adjust its length gradually. Advantageously, you can use a cleat tensioner, and its easy sliding on the rope. The procedure will differ depending on the method of installation of the mast/tower and guy ropes (lifting the folded mast from the ground, gradual extension of the telescopic mast, installation of the mast in parts, ...).
- In the working position (before the final tensioning), the tensioning part should look something like this:
- After completing the adjustment, tension the rope with a cleat tensioner.
- Install the rope clamp and tighten it firmly:
- You can now release the cleat tensioner and tie at least 2 safety knots (Double Half-hitch):
- Tighten the knots firmly and secure the free end of the rope with cable tape (for ropes up to approx. 5 mm - 3/16 ") ropes or install a second securing clamp.
- Tighten the guy rope to the required tension using a turnbuckle:
- Tighten the rope clamps firmly. If you use tensioners with lock nuts (like the jaw-jaw version on the picture), tighten these nuts as well.
- Before you begin, please read our articles Basic Instructions to Guy with Synthetic Ropes and Recommended Installation Procedure.