[TowerTalk] Run conduit up the tower?

rkstover at mchsi.com rkstover at mchsi.com
Wed Jun 30 14:09:46 EDT 2004

<<Is it a good idea to run, say, 3" PVC conduit up the tower to 
accommodate feedlines and rotor cable and protect them from birds, 
squirrels, etc.?>>

Everything you hang on the tower cuts into the windloading capabilities. Most 
of the literature I've read on Ham Radio style towers load calculation specify 
1, 1/2 inch feed line per face. Any more than that and you start cutting down 
on the load the tower can hold up.

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