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Re: [TowerTalk] "Cable set" failure-US tower answer

To: VE6WZ_Steve <>,
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] "Cable set" failure-US tower answer
From: Alan Swinger <>
Reply-to: Alan Swinger <>
Date: Mon, 5 Dec 2011 18:01:40 -0500 (GMT-05:00)
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 . . . and that US Tower person would be . . . ? I have dealt with them many 
times with good results, so names are important.
Best - Alan K9MBQ

-----Original Message-----
>From: VE6WZ_Steve <>
>Sent: Dec 5, 2011 5:57 PM
>Subject: [TowerTalk] "Cable set" failure-US tower answer
>I just got off the phone speaking to US tower in California about this recent 
>thread regarding stopping your tower and different heights to prevent a "cable 
>set" failure.
>The representative I spoke to had NEVER heard of such a problem, and said 
>there is no reason to alter the stopping point either up or down on the tower.
>It was indicated that IF this had EVER been a problem they would know about it.
>The person told me that the towers are specifically designed to be set at 
>whatever height you want, and "you can leave it at that height as long as you 
>There may be those who have other "ideas" or opinions about this, but I am 
>inclined to believe and follow what the manufacturer says.
>>From a liability perspective, I doubt they would have answered my question in 
>>this way if there were any known risks regarding this issue.
>Also, today I moved my tower up a few inches to expose the cable which has 
>been "sitting" on the the same spot, for the last 5 years, and 
>it looks in perfect condition. The cable looks identical to the cable on 
>either side which was not on the sheave. I see no evidence of deformation or 
>BTW...I also asked about putting Lube on the cables and, to confirm my past 
>communication about this 10 years ago, the answer from US tower, 15 minutes 
>ago was:
>"US tower does NOT recommend putting ANY lubrication on the cables." They did 
>say putting Beeswax on the slides is recommended.
>de steve ve6wz
>US tower owner for 15 years.
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