Yes, high quality rope (e.g., dacron) serves the purpose very well and at much
lower cost. Dacron will survive much longer than galvanized
>Can't you do the same thing with some soft rope and a couple of clove
>hitches, and save $17? Saul K2XA
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Alan NV8A" <email@example.com>
>To: "Dr M J DiGirolamo" <DrD@2020.com>
>Sent: Tuesday, March 20, 2007 7:52 AM
>Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Tower Coax Support Sleeve
>> On 03/20/07 07:31 am Dr M J DiGirolamo wrote:
>>> 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
>>> 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 to
>>> the information. Can someone help this old guy out here?
>> The originals are called Kellem Grips or simply Kellems, but there are
>> various clones around.
>> I have found them at Crescent Electric (not in every US state, but
>> locations all over the place), also at Kendall Electric, which is in MI
>> and IN only. I am assuming that any electrical wholesaler will have them
>> or will be able to order them, but you are unlikely to find them at
>> Lowe's or Home Despot.
>> The Wireman stocks some sizes:
>> Alan NV8A
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