[TowerTalk] Prime Directive - clamps etc
Sun, 30 Jul 2000 16:04:44 -0600
On Sat, 29 Jul 2000 "WA9ALS - John" <email@example.com> writes:
> > This brings up two questions in my mind:
> 2. I think my clamps LOOK the same relative to the "clamping
> radius". That is, the cup of the saddle is the same radius as the
> U bolt part > - as they are brought slowly together, they eventually
> form a circle - not
> sure exactly how this circle compares to the rope diameter, and it's
> probably not a circle anymore when tightened down.
Yes, the inside diameter of the saddle and the U-bolt are the same,
BUT, the saddle is FLAT for roughly 3/8 to 1/2 inch along the cable
vs. the small contact area of the U-bolt (sort of like a very dull
If over tightened, the U-bolt will eventually cut / work through the
THAT is why you want the U bolt on the DEAD end of the cable.
de Tom N4KG
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