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Subject: [TowerTalk] Securing Coax to Rohn HDBX tower
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Date: Sat, 17 Jul 1999 10:27:41 EDT
In a message dated 99-07-17 09:10:27 EDT, writes:

> We used tie wraps for years on commercial systems and never 
>  had trouble.

     You obviously were using UV resistant ones and not the white ones that I 
find on typical ham installations. 
>  What is the mode of failure? Are the wraps breaking, getting brittle, 
>  or what?
      Brittle due to UV degradation. 

>  I'd like to know, because I'm using ty-wraps on my 318 foot tower 
>  and plan on using more in a few weeks. Changing them is a real 
>  bear.
>  Do you think it is because of the sharp bend at the legs? 
       Nope - UV degradation.

Cheers,    Steve    K7LXC
Tower Tech

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