[TowerTalk] Wny not stainless steel cable?

Bill Coleman aa4lr at arrl.net
Wed Mar 17 00:04:07 EST 2004

On Mar 5, 2004, at 11:48 PM, gerry scott wrote:

> Is there a reason why the cable in most crank up towers is not 
> stainless steel?
> I'm recabling an MA40 and need a suggestion as to what to use.

Although stainless is more corrosion-resistant than galvanized cable, 
the alloy isn't as strong as other steel. A stainless cable would have 
to be larger in diameter to have the same holding strength.

Bill Coleman, AA4LR, PP-ASEL        Mail: aa4lr at arrl.net
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