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

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Recabling info needed for US Tower HDX-589
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Date: Tue, 22 May 2012 17:32:51 -0700 (GMT-07:00)
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Bill - what was the HDX-589 supporting? Rotor, mast, antennas? I almost 
purchased one recently, but someone beat me to it as I was waiting for a call 
back to go look at it. Maybe I was lucky!

-----Original Message-----
>From: Bill Erickson <>
>Sent: May 22, 2012 4:28 PM
>To: EZ <>
>Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Recabling info needed for US Tower HDX-589
>Hi Chris:
>There was some superficial rust on one spot of a cable. This spot was on
>the top of a pulley where the cable spent most of its time when up.
>HOWEVER, this is not the spot where the cable broke.  The place where the
>cable broke looks perfect, even the inner strands.
>On Tue, May 22, 2012 at 2:16 PM, EZ <> wrote:
>> 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...
>> Chris
>> KF7P

>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Bill Erickson" <>
>> To: <>
>> 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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