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Re: [TowerTalk] Speaking of Crank-ups

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Speaking of Crank-ups
From: "Kirk" <>
Date: Sun, 16 Jul 2006 19:09:36 -0500
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The cable lubricant that Champion Radio sells is called PreLube 6

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In a message dated 7/16/2006 4:25:01 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

>  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

based stuff?

    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
    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
that will soak in and not leave any film on  the outside of the cable that
attract contaminants. 
    UST does use wax on the tower sections to help  them slide back and
during manufacturing. 

>  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
Steve      K7LXC
_www.championradio.com_ (  
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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