I would not do this.
1. Probably against specs for tower. (Tower Police will get you.)
2. I would always break up my guy wires with insulators.
3. This probably is more likely to bring lightning into the shack.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Otten" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "TowerTalk" <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, January 09, 2002 4:07 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Using guy wire to carry in coax lines?
> Hi to the list.......
> I was looking at the January 2001 issue of CQ magazine and an article
> K7PF. The article was about antennas, but the statement I found
> was regarding his use of one of his lowest tower guy wires as a
> cable -- using the guy wire to carry the transmission coax lines and rotor
> cables to the house.
> I'm interested in this because the gradual angle is appropriate for
> dressing the coax lines away from the tower (ie, no 90 deg bends in the
> coax) AND because I have a guy wire that goes over the house at precisely
> the right point to take the lines down to the bulkhead panel box.
> I'd like comments on whether this is a good idea to utilize or what
> pros/cons of this are. I only have 4 lines of coax coming down the tower
> the single rotor control cable so it wouldn't be all that heavy a bundle
> lowest tower guy is at 25 feet and the guy post is not a long run away.
> Thanks in advance!
> Bill (KC9CS)
> This list is sponsored by the new eHam.net Store. When you buy products
> like ICE filters, Array Solutions StackMatch, or M-Squared Antennas from
> the eHam Store for the same price you pay direct, a portion of the sale
> price goes to support this list. Check it out at http://www.eham.net.
> FAQ on WWW: http://www.contesting.com/FAQ/towertalk
> Submissions: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Administrative requests: towertalk-REQUEST@contesting.com
> Problems: email@example.com
This list is sponsored by the new eHam.net Store. When you buy products
like ICE filters, Array Solutions StackMatch, or M-Squared Antennas from
the eHam Store for the same price you pay direct, a portion of the sale
price goes to support this list. Check it out at http://www.eham.net.
FAQ on WWW: http://www.contesting.com/FAQ/towertalk
Administrative requests: towertalk-REQUEST@contesting.com