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Re: [TowerTalk] Cable for a US Tower HDX 555 Tower

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Cable for a US Tower HDX 555 Tower
From: "Doug Rehman" <>
Date: Thu, 9 Feb 2006 09:39:14 -0500
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I can send you a picture of one! I've got to replace the pull-down cable on
my Tri-Ex LM354HDSP. I bought the tower used; it had been up for around 5
years in South Florida. 

Interestingly, the pull-up cables are in far better shape, probably owing to
the fact that the tower had been nested for a couple of years. The pull-down
cable was wound on the winch, where it rusted. The Hoffman box housing the
electronics also rusted out.


> 1) damage to the cable. This means deformed, kinked or 
> obvious  damage.
> 2) broken strands. You can have up to 6 broken strands and 
> still be  in spec.
> 3) rust. Real rust - not just surface rust. 
>     To be honest, I haven't seen a ham tower cable  that was 
> bad enough to be replaced. Especially based on the above 
> criteria.  I'll bet you a nickel that yours isn't that bad either. 


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