In a message dated 99-06-18 13:40:06 EDT, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> 1) Rohn's "serving tool" for dressing the dead ends of EHS guys (after
> cable clamp installation). This can't be a very expensive item, but none
> of the dealers I normally use for Rohn stuff stock this item. I guess I
> could just order it and wait, but I'd rather find one in stock.
Yuck - I would only serve EHS if you held a gun to my head. If you're
using cable clamps in this day and age, you're working WAY too hard way.
Preformed grips are *much* easier to use and eliminate the need for serving.
If you've really got your heart set on one, it's in the Rohn catalog as
a CST1 but I couldn't find it in my price sheets so I don't know if Rohn even
offers it anymore.
While serving the cable ends appears to add some additional strength to
the termination, I don't know how much or if at all. If you're concerned
about termination strength (the spec calls for 3 clamps), what about adding a
If it's just aesthetics, it's up to you.
> 2) Hardware for fixed side mounts on 45G. I want something that at least
> spreads the load over two of the legs for fairly substantial antennas.
> I've seen something like this for side mounting big dishes on commercial
> towers. Anything similar available at ham prices? Or do I just need to
> fabricate my own?
You can do just about anything with some angle iron, U-bolts, some
plate and pipes - cut, drill and install. Scrounge up the hardware and do it
yourself; use the designs like the ones you saw. There are many mounts
available from Rohn; check your Rohn catalog for drawings and then do your
own. You *don't* want to pay commercial prices. My local salvage yard has
lots of galvanized angle and galvanized pipe - that's what the commercial
Cheers, Steve K7LXC
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