Oops, hit reply to the wrong thread. This was about the cable lubing, not
replacing cables thread.
On Jun 17, 2012, at 20:06 , EZ Rhino wrote:
Here's how Bill does it:
If you scroll to the bottom of the page here
http://www.kc4pe.com/amateurshack.htm (it takes a while to load) you can see
some more details. Hope he doesn't mind me sharing the photo.
> While this subject has no doubt been covered at some juncture in the
> past, I will ask it again since I have personal and immediate interest
> in the answers as well as a friend who is about to put up a similar tower.
> My HyGain HG-70 needs new cables. Those on the tower now are
> galvanized and as I recall these were recommended over stainless
> steel. The tower uses TWO 1/4 cables for the bottom and middle
> section with ONE 3/16" cable for the top section. Are there degrees of
> durability, quality, longevity, with respect to these cables? I am
> not talking about walking into Harbour Freight or Home Depot and
> buying some imported stuff. And there are local shops that can make
> them to length with the nico-pressed ends. But beyond that, what is
> the best cable to use and is there a dealer where these are available
> that one can rely on getting quality cables that will last 5-7 years
> in a salt water/air environment such as here in Florida? Thanks in
> advance... - Mike
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