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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?
From: Ian White GM3SEK <>
Reply-to: Ian White GM3SEK <>
Date: Fri, 2 Dec 2011 19:39:33 +0000
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K7LXC wrote:
>>  I asked that question of the British crankup  manufacturers, but they
>>only use stainless steel for locations like harbor  walls that are
>>directly exposed to the sea. For all other locations  (including "salty
>>air environments" like this QTH) they recommend galvanized  steel with
>>heavy waterproof grease.
>    What I've learned is that you don't want to use a  heavy grease because
>it traps water and contaminants and will cause the cable to  rust from the
>inside out. Also the grease will attract particulates and the  grease will
>turn out to be somewhat abrasive.

Now which should I follow, Steve:  that advice, or the LXC Prime 
Directive to do what the manufacturer says?

Just askin'  :-)


73 from Ian GM3SEK

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