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Re: [TowerTalk] Routing Coax on a Crank Up Tower

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Routing Coax on a Crank Up Tower
From: "Dick Dievendorff" <>
Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2008 10:57:17 -0700
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I used a set of coax standoff arms for my 89' crankup.  I have an RG-8 sized
feedline for each of 6 antennas plus a rotator cable and a control cable for
an 80 meter switch box.  I taped the cable bundle together about every two
feet and gave it a slight twist so that it drops nicely into a large circle.
I don't raise or lower the tower without being right there, so I guide the
coax bundle into a large circle as the tower is retracting.  I've seen an
installation where the coax sort of wound itself around a large inverted
washtub, and still another friend uses a large pool net to hold coax as the
tower drops.

Dick, K6KR

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Marinus Willemstijn
Sent: Wednesday, April 09, 2008 10:24 AM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Routing Coax on a Crank Up Tower

Since I started erecting my tower I have requested advice from this group
and received excellent guidance. Now the tower is up and I need advice on
how to rout the coax on a crack Up Tower. When lowering the tower what is
the neatest and safest way to route the coax so that when extending the
tower the coax will easily "unwind" again. I am hoping for some good ideas
as I could not come up with a single one - hi! 


I will have about 4 coax cables coming down the tower.


Thank you in advance.


et 73's


Marinus Willemstijn




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