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Re: [TowerTalk] running cables up the tower

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] running cables up the tower
From: "K8RI on TowerTalk" <>
Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2006 18:29:15 -0400
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> Good coax (not that foam RG8 stuff) and all Andrew Heliax I have used do 
> not
> distort under cable ties.

But the small stuff such as RG-8, LMR-400, and even 9913 probably cover 
about 99% of the coax in use by hams.  For me anyghing over LMR-600 would be 
overkill up through 440.  OTOH I'd sure like to find some surplus 7/8" 
Heliax within easy driving distance.  At the last swap there was some 7/8" 
along with some a little larger, but I could buy new LMR-600 for the price 
he was asking for the 7/8".
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> I found the same with aged cable ties, even ones that are sold as UV

The ones I mentioned aged a bit fast<:-))
They were the size I prefer and I picked them up from a vendor at a swap who 
assured me they were "The black UV resistant" ones.

> resistant.  I still prefer to use them though as they are easy to carry up
> the tower and install.  I just wrap with tape to protect against UV.

True, they are very handy, if undistrubed will last a long time, and do the 
job if there are enough of them properly applied.  I too carry a batch of 
the big ones when climbing.

Roger Halstead (K8RI and ARRL 40 year Life Member)
N833R - World's oldest Debonair CD-2 (Use return address from home page)

> 73, Keith NM5G
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