Well, I came here to ASK question, but as I have been advised, I now
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 <email@example.com>
> To: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>
> 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, up...at 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
> 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
> extended, or lowered, it all ends up on the ground.
> Jim VE7RF
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