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Re: [TowerTalk] taping coax to tower parts

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] taping coax to tower parts
From: "Guy Olinger, K2AV" <>
Date: Sun, 19 Dec 2004 11:56:49 -0500
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Depends entirely on the surface treatment of the tower and the environment.

I use closer-spaced-than-needed clamps for my 1 1/4 hardline and tape/tie wrap everything else to the hardline.

Saves me from having to find out which of the completely opposite experiences reported here is waiting for me.

73, Guy

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Never use the electrical black tape, moisture collects under the tape and rusts the metal.

My experience has been just the opposit.

I had an old American Steel up for years. Where ever I had the cables taped on it was still clean metal.

The same is true for the ROHN 45, although it has only been up for a few years.

Roger Halstead (K8RI, EN73 & ARRL Life Member)
N833R, World's Oldest Debonair (S# CD-2)

Believe me, I had a 40 foot Delhi and it was rusted on every place that the tape was, otherwise it was clean.



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