I would be very upset after paying over $2,300 dollars for an antenna and
have them recommend that method of attaching the overhead truss. Oh it
might very well work but is that the correct way to do that. Seems to me
for that money they could include an aluminum plate with four holes and a
couple of turnbuckles.
73 Pete N4KW
----- Original Message -----
To: <email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 12:46 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Truss clamp for 2" mast ??
> In a message dated 7/20/2010 7:46:57 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
> email@example.com 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
> works, it's an absolute
> bitch to get some tension on the truss line. IE: you have to push up
> 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
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