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[TowerTalk] Cable break on MARB 550 US Tower

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Cable break on MARB 550 US Tower
From: (Rob Hummel)
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 1997 09:42:46 -0400 (EDT)
>but I do know that U.S. Tower sells replacement cable sets.

Fer Gawd sakes, don't send your money to US Tower!

1. Disassemble the tower (on the ground. Take pictures as you do and draw
diagrams of the cable routing.

2. Take the cables to your local cable maker (try a shop that makes cables
for seacraft). They'll try to sell you stainless cables, but don't be
tempted. The life of steel cable exceeds the service interval in crank-up
service. In other words, you should replace the cables as preventitive
maintennance before they wear out.

3. While waiting for your cables, spot scrape and paint/galv your tower. Fix
your antennas. Check your coax, etc.

4. Reinstall cables.

Of course, if this is too much work or you don't feel like its the kind of
work you want to do, there are plenty of riggers who will do it for you.
Rob Hummel (WS1A)

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