For my Aluma tower, the company recommended the 7x19 stainless steel cable.
I have ordered the penetrating oil from champion radio to protect the cable.
Regardless, i plan to replace the cables every 3 or 4 years depending on
For a salty air environment, wouldn't stainless steel be better?
On 12/1/2011 5:00 PM, Dan Levin wrote:
> Of course, if I knew who made it I would just get the manual and do what they
> say. But I don't know who made it, so...
> I have an unidentified 65' crank-up tower, believed to be of English origin.
> It needs to be recabled. The existing (original) cable appears to be 5/16",
> but it might be 8mm or even 7mm (I am not where the tower is, so I can't
> measure it exactly). Definitely bigger than 1/4". The tower lives in a very
> salty, island climate.
> I am trying to figure out what type of cable to use - not which size, but
> which material and construction.
> The easiest thing to find that seems appropriate is 5/16" 7x19 galvanized
> But, I have read that these towers usually use 6x19 LC (linen core) - which I
> can find in plain steel, but not in galvanized.
> 1) Is galvanized the way to go in this situation?
> 2) Any sense of which construction is most appropriate? I assume 7x19 would
> be best if I can't find the 6x19 LC.
> 3) Anyone have a source of 6x19 LC galvanized 5/16" cable?
> ***dan, K6IF
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