> If you oil the cable, won't the oil wash off the first time it rains ?
To some extent. Wire rope lubricants are a light grade oil since it
needs to soak into the strands - thus the need to apply it occasionally. Once
a year is more than the vast majority of users do that'd be step in the
Towers that creak and groan as they move will be a lot quieter after
you lube the cables.
Champion Radio Products carries PreLube 6 - the recommended cable
lubricant of wire rope manufacturers.
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