Gloves should be worn for these steps to prevent
pinching hands and to provide a firm grip on the mast
as it is raised.
Attach the balun to the fixed hook on the halyard.
DO NOT HOIST THE BALUN AT THIS TIME.
Connect the antenna cable to the balun by removing the screw on cap on the RF connector on the
bottom of the balun then screwing the RF connector on the end of the RF cable with the strain relief
stocking onto the RF connector of the balun. Twist the cable to form a 6 to 8 inch loop of cable with
the strain relief below the loop. Connect the snap link of the strain relief to the cup hook on the balun.
This will ensure that the RF connector on the cable is not supporting its own weight.
In the following steps one of the individuals will walk
out around the down wind stake with the two guy ropes
connected to it and proceed in a direction which will
place him at the landing point for the ends of the
Define down wind: (1) in the same direction that the
wind is blowing (2) on or toward the lee side (3) with or
in the direction of the current or stream of air. Face
away from the wind. This is the down wind direction.
Begin Adding Antenna Wires. Attach the first wire end to a solid point at the base of the mast. This
wire should have a white band with the number "1" on it.