When we calibrated cable tensiometers for aircraft cables we suspended a
known weight from a cable attached to a fixed point and measured the
tension on the cable with the instrument under test. I don't know why
you couldn't perform a similar test either substituting different cables
or as John says below, put a known and unknown in series and build a
> Thanks, Tom--
> Pretty much what I figured, and saves me the hassle of doing the
> Even saves me the hassle of finding my Loos. Confirms that nothing
> my Dillon series dynamometer!
> But this does allow one to make a calibration scale for a different
> Just put some wire rope in series with the test material, confirm that
> material and get a correction factor for the specific material. Only
> then is whether 1x7 EHS is orientation specific, if it has an inherent
> or bias or bend.
> BTW I got my Dillon series dynamometer at a garage sale for $5,
> with its carrying case and two clevises.
> --John W0UN
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