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Re: [TowerTalk] Attaching to the side of a crank-up

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Attaching to the side of a crank-up
From: "Jim McDonald" <>
Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2011 22:23:48 -0500
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On my US Tower HDX-589 I use factory coax standoff arms, with a 90-degree
PVC sweep on the top one arm to minimize strain from the weight of the
hanging cables.

I use the US Tower inverted vee hanger just above the thrust bearing to
support an inverted vee.  It mounts as a sleeve around the mast and is in
the UST catalog.

I have used a short length of conduit attached to the top section with small
U-bolts to hold another inverted vee.

I have a small aluminum bracket attached to the top of one leg of the top
section to attach a half-sloper.

I also have a DX Engineering remote switch attached to another leg at the
top of the top section.

It's essential, obviously, to be careful to keep the rotor loop of cables
going to the mast from snagging in that stuff.

I took pictures from the ground with a telephoto lens recently if you want
me to send you any.

Jim N7US

-----Original Message-----

I am finding it interesting to engineer a way way to attach things to a
crank up tower. It looks like the cable standoffs are done with small U
bolts. I'm considering having a light plate made to bolt to the outside of
the face with pulleys.

How do you attach things (like wire antennae or standoffs) to your crank-up


Mickey N4MB


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