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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: "Richard (Rick) Karlquist (N6RK)" <>
Date: Thu, 9 Feb 2006 09:12:58 -0800
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>     The other things you can do to prolong the  service life of
> your cables
> are:
> 1) exercise the tower a couple of times a months. Just run it  up
> and down
> once or twice.
> 2) don't always park it at the same places. Vary the extended and
>  retracted
> stop point - that way the cables don't take a set at the limits.
> Those, along with the aforementioned PM, should  keep your cables in good
> enough shape to last for years.

What you say makes sense to me.  However:

I specifically asked UST about lubing (they don't recommend) and
"exercising" (they have never heard of "exercising".)  OTOH, it can't hurt,
and I never believed in the infallibility of tower manufacturers
in the first place.

Rick N6RK


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