[TowerTalk] Prime Directive - clamps etc
WA9ALS - John
Sun, 30 Jul 2000 18:08:10 -0500
Well said by several! My clamps are really small - I'm sure the saddle
is wider than the U bolt, but not much...flatter though. Glad I don't
have to change mine! Tnx
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Sent: Sunday, July 30, 2000 5:04 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Prime Directive - clamps etc
> 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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