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Re: [TowerTalk] Which type of cable for a crank-up tower?

To: "Julio Peralta" <>, "'krishna kanakasapapathi'" <>, <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Which type of cable for a crank-up tower?
From: "VE6WZ_Steve" <>
Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2011 18:41:22 -0700
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> The problem with stainless steel cable is that in the same size as
> galvanized cable it is not as strong and second if left bent in the same
> position it tends to remember the curve around the sheaves  and the winch
> drum. I guess in the case of an aluminum tower the weight of the sections
> may not be heavy enough to cause the cable to take a set but certainly 
> with
> a heavy steel tower  it would be.
> Julio, W4HY

Julio...and others

I do not wish to hi-jack this thread, but over the years I have seen this 
same comment repeated about a cable "retaining a set" if left in the same 

Why is this a problem???  Why does it matter?? Does it **really** compromise 
the cable strength?

I have had my US tower for 12 years, it rests in the same place when down, 
and stops in the same place when up.....have not noticed any problems.
Does it matter if the cable stops in the same place all the time?

Steve ve6wz. 


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