<<Is it a good idea to run, say, 3" PVC conduit up the tower to
accommodate feedlines and rotor cable and protect them from birds,
Everything you hang on the tower cuts into the windloading capabilities. Most
of the literature I've read on Ham Radio style towers load calculation specify
1, 1/2 inch feed line per face. Any more than that and you start cutting down
on the load the tower can hold up.
See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless Weather
Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any questions
and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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