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Re: [TowerTalk] Truss clamp for 2" mast ??

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Truss clamp for 2" mast ??
Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2010 12:46:18 EDT
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In a message dated 7/20/2010 7:46:57 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

>  Ok... I'm not impressed with the F-12  method of  securing the over head 
truss line to the 2" mast. 
>  The F-12  method consist of  looping the  1/8"  SS  truss  cable  
through the "U"  portion of a standard
U-clamp.. with the  saddle on the back end of the mast.   While this method 
works, it's  an absolute 
bitch to get some tension on the truss line.    IE:  you have to push up on 
the U bolt.. and hold it there, then tighten  the U bolt. 

    The first time I encountered this method, I  wasn't totally impressed. 
But after installing dozens of them over the years  with no failures, I've 
accepted it as simple and reliable. F12 uses 7x19  wire rope so it suffers 
little damage in use. 
    Yes, sometimes it takes a little grunting to get  it up and tight but 
it's worth it. 
Steve    K7LXC
Professional tower services for  hams


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