I used Kelum grips for the coax runs and rotor cable up the tower. I first
bent the two split rings upward on the top standoff to make them hooks and
then just attached everything to those hooks. From there down just tape the
cables intermittently all the way down to the tower ground point. BTW, I
used Polyphaser ground kits for the coax cables, gathered up the 'tails' and
drilled and attached then to the top of the tower plate. Works FB !
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, August 08, 2002 2:19 PM
Subject: [Towertalk] Coax and Crank-Ups
> Recent comments warning against cinching coax with
> cable ties, etc., lead me to ask advice about a question
> I have with my crank-up tower.
> It's a U.S. Tower model, and I have the U.S. Tower
> standoff arms. But I'm wondering if it's best to allow
> the coax to dangle freely through the standoffs or
> attach the coax at each standoff.
> I know the subject was discussed in the distant past,
> but no answer I've found seems based upon what's best
> for the coax. Most seem based on whether the coax looks
> better draped from each standoff when the tower is
> cranked down, or is neater if the coax is allowed to
> drop freely through the standoffs and coil at the base.
> Looking at the situation from the standpoint of being
> nice to the coax, rather than from the asthetics of the
> tower when it's retracted, what do experienced crankup
> owners think is the best approach?
> If attaching "fragile" low-loss coax to the standoffs
> is the preferred technique, what is the best method of
> attachment to avoid the sorts of compression problems
> that recent postings have warned about?
> Or if allowing the coax to slide through the standoffs
> is the way to go, any suggestions about how to prevent
> abrasion to the coax jackets as they pass through the
> standoff rings when the tower is raised or lowered?
> de Mike, KØMYW
> Self Supporting Towers, Wireless Weather Stations, see web site:
> Call 888-333-9041 to place your order, mention you saw this ad and take an
additional 5 percent off
> any weather station price.
> Towertalk mailing list