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Re: [TowerTalk] Experience with crank up towers

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Experience with crank up towers
From: Preston Smith <>
Date: Wed, 7 Jun 2017 15:39:44 -0800
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I have Hygain 69 ft and UST 5-106 crank ups here.

In both I route the feedlines and rotor cables internally
with a home brew internal guide system to limit cable
movement in wind. The lines are run away from the towers
underground. This makes for a cleaner looking installation
and is said to provide some protection from lightning

With this system there's no need for flexible feedlines.
I use LMR600 and RG217.

The only negative is the need to manage the cables when
cranking the towers down or up. With tower down the cables
are arranged in a large orderly loop on the ground. When
cranking up the cables are fed manually into the tower
near ground level. Both towers are in weeded areas of the
property so the large cable loops on the ground are no
problem. Your situation may vary.

Pres, N6SS

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> Date: Tue, 6 Jun 2017 20:47:31 -0500
> From: Clay Autery <>
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> Subject: [TowerTalk] Experience with crank up towers....
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> Only 53 now, but looking forward, I know the day will come when I can't
> climb towers, et al.  (Spouse wishes that was now)  So, I am looking at
> the
> Tashjian Towers:
> LM-354HD 54 ft. manual crank up with gear box
> LM-354HDSP 54 ft. motorized crank up with tower
> And then use the TA-70L tilt-over base.
> One of my main questions for those of you who have crank up topwer
> experience....
> How do you handle the feed line(s) when you bring it down?  I'm assuming
> feedline stand offs external to the tower... but how exactly do you
> dress the lines coming down without damaging them?
> --
> ______________________
> Clay Autery, KY5G


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