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Re: [TowerTalk] Experience with crank up towers....

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Experience with crank up towers....
From: Clay Autery <>
Date: Wed, 7 Jun 2017 08:44:38 -0500
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Well, I came here to ASK question, but as I have been advised, I now
know that:

1) There are videos and pictures that show the arch arms work to create
PRE-loop starts in the feed.  Pretty cool...  NOT OCD-friendly, but
2) Chris at KF7P is willing to make me a set for the Tash tower I am
planning to acquire.
3) The feedline does NOT have to end up on the ground.... and done
properly, there is little chance of it fouling anywhere.


Clay Autery, KY5G

On 6/7/2017 6:34 AM, Jim Thomson wrote:
> Date: Tue, 6 Jun 2017 21:49:17 -0500
> From: Clay Autery <>
> To: "" <>
> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Experience with crank up towers....
> <Like that idea, but looks like they don't have the curved arms for the
> <Tahjian towers...  just hoops.
> <I like the idea of keeping the feed line off the ground...
> ______________________
> <Clay Autery, KY5G
> ## so what is the procedure to tie the coax etc, each arm? 
> I think the only way to do it would be to extend the tower to full height,
> then climb up there, and tie off at each arm?  That or approximate 17 feet
> of cable between arms...and hope you guessed right. 
> ##  Even then, if the tower is partially extended, the coax will sag, and 
> form its own
> loop at each arm. Wind gets up, then blows the loops towards the tower, which 
> then
> could easily get hung up, when  retracting the tower.  
> ##  UST makes no mention about tying off at each arm.   The only place coax 
> is tied off
> is on the top arm, the rest goes in and out of each lower arm.   With tower 
> partially 
> extended, or lowered, it all ends up on the ground.   
> Jim  VE7RF

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