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

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Which type of cable for a crank-up tower?
Date: Fri, 2 Dec 2011 11:12:25 -0500 (EST)
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>  I do not wish to hi-jack this thread, but over the years  I have seen 
same comment repeated about a cable "retaining a set" if  left in the same 

>  Why is this a  problem??? 
    Because it puts a fixed flaw in the cable.  It won't take many moving 
cable cycles for it to break so I'd say it's a  potentially fatal problem. 
>  I have had my US tower for 12 years, it rests in the  same place when 
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?
    Umm, yes. I don't recommend it because of the set  that the cable takes 
- see above. I highly recommend NOT having it  stop at the same spot every 
time. Vary the resting spot (up and down) and  you'll spread the wear over a 
bigger area, thus decreasing the wear and  increasing the reliability of 
the installation.
Steve    K7LXC
Professional tower services for  hams


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