[TowerTalk] Crankup Tower Coax-what's the best?

Dick Green WC1M wc1m at msn.com
Fri Apr 7 10:04:09 EDT 2006

On my 72-foot tubular crankup, which spends much more time down than up, I
use Bury-flex. It's available from Radioware (http://www.radio-ware.com/).
Excellent loss characteristics and more flexible than most other forms of
coax. The tower is motorized with remote control and I can't see it from the
shack. Flexible cable is a must. If you hand-crank the tower, you might be
able to use stiffer coax.

73, Dick WC1M  

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mike Ryan [mailto:mryan001 at tampabay.rr.com] 
> Sent: Friday, April 07, 2006 1:05 AM
> To: towertalk at contesting.com
> Subject: [TowerTalk] Crankup Tower Coax-what's the best?
> Here's one for you fellow "crankers".
> I want to feed some VHF/UHF antennas as well as my HF beam on 
> a 70ft crank up that will spend more time down than up. Here 
> in Florida we have to beware of those every popular afternoon 
> thunderstorms, the salt, the sun and oh yes...the hurricanes. 
>  Overall the weather can be soaking wet and extremely sunny 
> all in the same day so what's the best choice for 
> non-hardline type coax cables?  Something very flexible or 
> more like the LMR stuff?  Thanks for reading...  -Mike

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