On my 72-foot tubular crankup, which spends much more time down than up, I
use Bury-flex. It's available from Radioware (http://www.radio-ware.com/).
Excellent loss characteristics and more flexible than most other forms of
coax. The tower is motorized with remote control and I can't see it from the
shack. Flexible cable is a must. If you hand-crank the tower, you might be
able to use stiffer coax.
73, Dick WC1M
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mike Ryan [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Friday, April 07, 2006 1:05 AM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: [TowerTalk] Crankup Tower Coax-what's the best?
> Here's one for you fellow "crankers".
> I want to feed some VHF/UHF antennas as well as my HF beam on
> a 70ft crank up that will spend more time down than up. Here
> in Florida we have to beware of those every popular afternoon
> thunderstorms, the salt, the sun and oh yes...the hurricanes.
> Overall the weather can be soaking wet and extremely sunny
> all in the same day so what's the best choice for
> non-hardline type coax cables? Something very flexible or
> more like the LMR stuff? Thanks for reading... -Mike
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