[TowerTalk] Am I Asking for Trouble?

ab5mm ab5mm at 9plus.net
Wed Jun 30 18:43:48 EDT 2004

One of my towers is a 114' Rohn 25 with the usual antennas on top. All 
the control wires and coax come from the top down to the 25' level. A 
tag line of 1/4" steel cable departs the tower at 25' elevation and runs 
55' over to the shack. This cable end is attached to the wooden 
structure via a steel plate bolted to the fascia board with 2x8 backing. 
The coax and control wires are suspended from this cable and enter the 
shack via a PolyPhaser panel. The tower is grounded well, as are the guy 
post and guy wires.

Have I just invited Mother Nature over to burn my shack down with this 
tag/support line?

Thanks for any input & 73,


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