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Re: [TowerTalk] Crank up tower bracing rubbing against cable

To: Alan Swinger <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Crank up tower bracing rubbing against cable
From: SPWoo <>
Reply-to: SPWoo <>
Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2012 01:13:03 -0700 (PDT)
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Hi Alan,

Thank you for the reply.  I wish companies such as US Tower could invest in 
better QA.  Stuff like this shouldn't happen in the field.  Once the product is 
in the field it gets very time-consuming to fix.

I have a feeling that they won't honor the repair unless I pressure them.  I'm 
going to try to bend the bracing back.  My main concern is with the cable.  How 
badly worn was your cable and did US Tower recommend that you replace or them 
or was it your initiative?  Thank you and 73.
Best Regards,
Jonathan Woo, W6GX
(970) 646-1711

 From: Alan Swinger <>
To: SPWoo <>; "" 
Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2012 2:44 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Crank up tower bracing rubbing against cable
Had a similar problem and asked US Tower to investigate and fix . . . sent them 
numerous photos of the rubbing places from various angles. Ultimately made a 
deal so that one of their road techs who was in the area to replace cables and 
pulleys on other towers, including mine, bent various cross-members until the 
rubbing was resloved. This was at no cost to me.
Best - Alan K9MBQ

-----Original Message-----
>From: SPWoo <>
>Sent: Oct 18, 2012 12:49 PM
>To: "" <>: [TowerTalk] Crank 
>up tower bracing rubbing against cable
>Hi All,
>I've discovered that my less than a year old TX-472 tower has three places 
>where the steel cable is rubbing against the tower.  Attached below is a link 
>to some photos of the problem.  In one spot the interference has worn away a 
>lot of metal and it caused some cable wear.  I was wondering if anyone has 
>experienced this and what I could do to remedy it.  I've sent the photos to US 
>Tower and I'm still waiting for their response.  I crank my tower down every 
>day and sometimes under light wind condition.  I don't know if wind has 
>anything to do with it.  Thank you and very 73.
>Best Regards,
>Jonathan Woo, W6GX
>(970) 646-1711
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