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Re: [TowerTalk] Recabling info needed for US Tower HDX-589

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Recabling info needed for US Tower HDX-589
From: "EZ" <>
Date: Tue, 22 May 2012 15:16:11 -0600
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Don't mean to lead the topic astray, but were there any signs of cable wear 
before the accident?  Maybe the rest of us can prevent a future mess...


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From: "Bill Erickson" <>
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Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 2:04 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Recabling info needed for US Tower HDX-589

>I have had the misfortune of a cable breaking on my US Tower HDX-589. The
> fall from 89 feet to 23 feet didn't hurt it, but the stop at the bottom 
> was
> a killer! I am in the process of fabricating 5 new pulley brackets and
> replacing some of the 2 inch by 1 inch "U" channels that were bent or 
> whose
> welds to the upright tubes were broken.  No problem there. I have been
> unable to get any help whatsoever from US Tower. My cables were damaged in
> the fall/stop so I do not want to trust measurements on them to have new
> cables made. Does any one have the dimensions of the various cables, and a
> cable routing diagram for this tower? Any help would be greatly
> appreciated. I have already missed 2 "Must Have" DxPeditions. Thanks and
> 73,   Bill    N6MXU
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