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From: (KC2TN)
Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2003 22:03:23 -0500

        I agree with Steve! I just ran all new coax to my antenna's
        up an 80' tower.

        I had used TyWrap bands of all types and Tape to hold up the
        old coax for 20 years. Over the 20 year period, most of the
        bands had broken but the tape was still in place.

        When I placed the new coax I wrapped each one individually
        to a crossarm/diagonal on one face of the tower. I had 5 runs
        plus the rotor cable. They are all side by side and taped
        individually. Looks real nice and I     don't expect I'll have
        any problems with loose cables.

        I used "Scotch 88 all weather"!

Joe - KC2TN

-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Red
Sent: Monday, January 20, 2003 6:10 PM
To: Towertalk
Subject: [Towertalk] Supporting coax

Hello to all;

Please advise me regarding methods and materials to support coax going
up a tower.  Problems I recognize include:

Overstressing the coax or the connector - I assume this is resolved by a
stress relief loop at the connector and by supporting it at
appropriately small intervals, possibly with additional stress relief
provisions at each support.  At what intervals are support and stress
relief recommended for typical RG-8 style coax?

Distorting the coax, while supporting the coax - What are permissible
ways to support it without distorting it?

Weather and UV exposure of the supporting materials - Some support
materials or device may be inherently resistant to wx and UV; others may
be useful if they are covered with UV resistant material.  What are some
of the options?

What am I overlooking?

73 de WOØW

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