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Re: [TowerTalk] Tower Coax Support Sleeve

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Tower Coax Support Sleeve
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Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2007 11:13:32 -0400 (EDT)
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Yes, high quality rope (e.g., dacron) serves the purpose very well and at much 
lower cost.  Dacron will survive much longer than galvanized
Kellums grips.


>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" <>
>To: "Dr M J DiGirolamo" <>
>Cc: <>
>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 
>>> downward
>>> from antennas.  I remember a discussion about a type of coax sleeve or 
>>> holder
>>> 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 
>>> position
>>> without overly compressing the cable.  I even recall that someone said it 
>>> was
>>> 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:
>> 73
>> Alan NV8A

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