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Re: [TowerTalk] Preforms

To: "Mark Robinson" <>, <>, <>, <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Preforms
From: "Mark Robinson" <>
Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2011 18:05:01 -0400
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Here is some good information

Mark N1UK

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From: "Mark Robinson" <>
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Sent: Wednesday, 31 August, 2011 5:50 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Preforms

> If you download the manufacturers data and installation sheets, it will 
> tell
> you how to put them on. Yes it seems a bit strange at first but after you
> have put your first one on you will be OK to do the rest. Mine have worked
> perfectly on both ehs and phillystran...a wonderful invention. You have to
> take care to use the right size thimble for the size of ehs or phillystran
> but the man from Hill Radio was able to send me the exact parts that I
> needed.  I wouldn't go back to cable clamps again although at first I was
> somewhat baffled like you. They are rigid and springy. The mating surfaces
> have some sort of grippy material applied to them. They certainly won't
> slip.
> Mark N1UK
> .com writes:
>>>  That brings me to my questions on preform dead ends. I  have read quite
>> a bit
>> from folks who sing their praises, but I have found  very little on how
>> they
>> work or how to install them. I can't really tell  from the pictures on 
>> the
>> Rohn or websites - they just look  like a piece of guy wire
>> bent
>> into a V shape. Do you clamp them to the guy  wire? If so, why not just
>> loop
>> the guy wire through the eye of the  turnbuckle and clamp it back onto
>> itself? Are they for added strength? As I  said there is very little out
>> there on how they are used or installed. To  me they seem rather useless,
>> but
>> everyone says to use them.
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