A good way of doing this, Joe, is to secure your LMR400UF near
each end respectfully to the beam boom and a tower leg using large
black, UV resistant plastic tie wraps, after the connectors by a
few inches on each end. Outdoor Electrical tape, such as Scotch
#88, after the plastic cable ties adds additional insurance of the
cable staying put. The other "trick" to avoid excessive movement
of the coax loop is not to loop it at all, but to wind 2-3 or even
4 turns of it around the mast and let it "unwind and wind back up"
with rotation of the array. This is much neater than a loop!
----- Original Message -----
From: Joe Sloss <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sunday, April 22, 2001 10:47 AM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Connector support
> I'll be using LM-400UF, from 6m beam, to a point below top of
> the coax will join, via N connectors, to 1/2" hardline for the
run to the
> shack. As the 400UF is not extremely flexible I'm at a loss to
> way to insure there is no coax movement at the connectors and
yet still have
> sufficient slack for the rotating loop. Would like to hear from
> has done a similar installation. Thanks in advance. Joe K7MKS
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