weather has been so miserable last weeks that as I couldn’t go out to the mountains I have finished a video I had planned long time ago.
It shows some tricks and knots I’ve been using since years to put up my antenna in the summits. Hope you find it useful for your own setup. Try them, you are not going to regret.
It shows the whole setup process so I recommend to see it with a beer at hand…
In the video a new flexible wire Winder I have homebrewed is shown.
It was made with a piece of plywood cut by half and joint by means of an expired ID card:
Did you have to learn about knots and other older seafaring things when your were bashing brass on behalf of Her Majesty’s Navy? And had the Rum ration been abolished then as I think from clues about your age you may have been serving around the time it was just being abolished.
To get the Tot you needed to be 20. The rum ration ended on the 1st august. My 20th birthday was on 25th July - so I just managed to experience the rum ration 1st hand rather than watching my older colleagues sup theirs.
Yes, everyone in the RN did basic training of about 6 weeks where you learned basic seamanship, knots, anchors, damage control, fire-fighting and all that sort of thing. My interest in knots and the like increased when I started climbing & canoeing soon after I left the RN.
Very good video, thanks for posting it. This time perhaps I will be able to learn how to do those knots. You showed me the attachment to the pole but I didn’t recall it properly when I tried it myself… 73 Andrew VK1DA/VK2UH
PS. Enjoyed the music too!
Hello Andrew, yes, just a single try on a summit wasn’t enough for a proper learning. I’m glad to see these knots replicated some kilometers away from home! Take care and looking forward for an S2S soon
Hi Armin, I’m happy you are still enjoying my videos.
I think it takes me more time deciding what music to add to the video than the actual video edition… I’m always too concerned about the style and rhythm for the scenes!
Not quite sure, that would make you happier probably, but perhaps less reliable.
I suggested that because the video was a bit too long.
Hi Christos, yes, it’s great to use the same rope time after time for many activations without an issue.
Thanks for the interesting links with knot apps and webpage.
thanks for positive feedback, I should consider producing some new tutorials maybe?