In a message dated 8/17/2008 5:16:10 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
> I saw the note in the ARRL Contest News & always wonder which way to
install a U-clamp on metal buy cables. Should I put the saddle part of the
clamp on the cable that goes to the tower?
Yep. The weight-bearing end of the guywire is the "live" end. The end
that goes thru the eye/bolt/etc. and back to the guy) is the "dead-end". The
saying is "Don't saddle a dead horse". In other words, don't put the saddle on
the dead end. When you do, it reduces the holding power of the clamp by 40%.
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