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Re: [TowerTalk] Second And Third Age Old Questions

To: "'Jeffrey Okamitsu'" <>,<>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Second And Third Age Old Questions
From: "Dick Green WC1M" <>
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2007 09:11:16 -0400
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> 2) What's the best way to route cable when using a Tic
> Ring?  FYI.  the rings are just above guy attachment
> points.

If the antenna has a piece of mast serving as a boom strut support, the best
way is to put the loop above the ring, not below. This requires at least
three feet of tower above the ring (i.e., it won't work if the ring is too
close to the top of the tower.) Attach the coax to the tower at least three
feet above the ring (four would be better, six will be plenty.) Bring it
down to about a foot or so above the ring, then loop it up to the top of the
mast. Tape it to the top of the pipe and down along the pipe. If you don't
have a boom support on the antenna, you might consider clamping a sturdy
piece of PVC to the boom to serve as a coax attachment point. 2-3 feet
length above the boom is fine.

As I'm sure you've guessed, boom supports at the center of the boom don't
work on TIC rings due to the cradle design. You have to offset them to one
side of the cradle or devise a way to mount them on top of the boom/cradle.

73, Dick WC1M


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