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Re: [TowerTalk] Bye bye CoaxSeal...

To: "Pat Barthelow" <>, <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Bye bye CoaxSeal...
From: Dave NØRQ <>
Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2006 11:20:00 -0600
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Oh, Pat, you gave away the secret!

Yes, cell installs are a great place to visit.  Near the end of the install,
all kinds of goodies can sometimes be had.  Just down the road, I saw
the cell antennas going in, so stopped by to chat, and there was a
215' piece of 1 5/8" Heliax, new & unused on the spool, that was
extra.  He even helped me load it on my trailer when I went back to
pick it up.  (This was before copper prices skyrocketed.)

Finding connectors wasn't nearly as easy -- but with patience,
ebay came to the rescue!

Note:  cell sites near my QTH are off-limits!!!  ;-)

Dave N0RQ

----- Original Message ----- > AA6EG  Adds:
> If you can find new cell site construction going on, check with the crews
> that do that.   Each new site (at least around here) seems to have a
> complete package drop shipped in a shipping container,  with a standard
> inventory of items to do the outside plant part of the site.  This 
> includes
> liberal amounts of connectors, spools of cable, nuts, bolts,  conduit, 
> coax
> clamps, hangars, etc.  It also includes LOADS  of the rolls of  Butyl 
> Rubber
> sealers, many of which are in excess of those used in the construction of
> the site.  Those I saw were rolls, about 4" wide, about 2 ft  long, and 
> 1/8"
> thick.... a big supply.  Extra supplies are often just tossed by the crews
> after completion of site.
> Anyone looking for 120 ft 'scrap' section of 7/8" Andrews cable?
> 73, DX, de Pat AA6EG;


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