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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Tower Coax Support Sleeve
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Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2007 11:05:21 -0400 (EDT)
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Kellums Grips work very well on a tower; however, the inexpensive (and
more common) galvanized grips have a limited life when used outdoors.  

The galvanized Kellums grips failed on my towers after ten years.  I replaced 
all of them them with stainless grips which will out live me.

If you need only ten year life (or less in a urban environment), or you
don't mind replacing them when they rust, the less expensive galvanized
Kellums grips will be fine.


---- Original message ----
>Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2007 09:54:56 -0500
>From: "Allen R. Brier" <>  
>Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Tower Coax Support Sleeve  
>To: "'Dr M J DiGirolamo'" <>, <>
>They're called "Kellums Grips". Available from any electrical supplier and
>some ham suppliers.
>Allen Ross Brier, N5XZ SET
>BriTech Systems Incorporated
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>-----Original Message-----
>From: Dr M J DiGirolamo [] 
>Sent: Tuesday, March 20, 2007 6:31 AM
>Subject: [TowerTalk] Tower Coax Support Sleeve
>Dear Colleagues,
>   From the top of my 72' tower I will have some 10 coax lines coursing
>from antennas.  I remember a discussion about a type of coax sleeve or
>that works on the Chinese-Finger design.  The sleeve is supported in the top
>coax extension arm and the weight of the coax holds and suspends it in
>without overly compressing the cable.  I even recall that someone said it
>available in a stainless steel mesh from McMaster-Carr??
>   Well, I've done all types of searches and cannot seem to find reference
>the information.  Can someone help this old guy out here?
>Mike DiGirolamo, W4XN
>Charlottesville, VA

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