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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