I use Phillistran on my tower. It has been up since 1983. At that time you
had to use the potting compound which was a pain. Very easy to use. At the
bottom I used 10 feet or so of steel in case of fire etc,,,. I can see no UV
degeneration of the jacket. I love it. Will never use anything other than
Phillistran. Lightweight compared to steel with tons of insulators.
One word of caution. Don't let anything rub against the jacket, like a broken
antenna. It will rub through the jacket. I had this happen. I am pretty sure
the cable is fine. I wouldn't suggest pulling antennas up the guy wires with
It will cost a bit more than steel cable.
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