In a message dated 7/16/2006 4:25:01 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
> UST told me to lubricate the cables with beeswax. My MA-550 came lubed
inside with some very gummy grease, but I don't know what. Maybe a beeswax
Egad! That's totally wrong information. I'm not violating the LXC Prime
Directive to "DO what the manufacturer says" because UST is NOT the cable
manufacturer; they get it from a wire rope manufacturer whose advice SHOULD be
What you DON'T want to do is to put something like beeswax or grease on
the outside of the cables; that'll only trap water INSIDE the cables and it
doesn't soak in anyway. Cable manufacturers recommend a thin cable lubricant
that will soak in and not leave any film on the outside of the cable that will
UST does use wax on the tower sections to help them slide back and forth
> Steve at Champion Radio sells ssomething specially made to lube cables.
can't remember what it's called, but it's made so dust and grit won't cking
to it and so abrade the cable.
Tnx and correct. It's called PreLube 6 and is recommended by the cable
manufacturers. Periodic application of it will extend the cable service life.
PS - I know the owner of Champion Radio personally and he seems like a
decent guy. Yes, this is a shameless plug.
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