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

el34guy at aol.com el34guy at aol.com
Fri Apr 7 09:39:12 EDT 2006

 I think you have to use flexible cable all the way for the length of your crankup tower like a 9913f, buryflex, RG8, etc. On my Triex 70ft LM470 I use flexible stuff all the way in to the house but wouldnt consider using hardline until after the first 75-100ft of coax thats on the tower. To much flexing with up and down and side to side. Ive heard that buryflex is great stuff and I wish I had some. 73
-----Original Message-----
From: Alan NV8A <nv8a at att.net>
To: towertalk at contesting.com
Cc: Mike Ryan <mryan001 at tampabay.rr.com>
Sent: Fri, 07 Apr 2006 06:51:26 -0400
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Crankup Tower Coax-what's the best?

Check out Davis BuryFlex at www.davisrf.com. But it might be cheaper 
from RadioWare.

I haven't used any, but that's what I'm planning to buy -- unless I can 
find a good deal on hardline (but then I'd still use BuryFlex for the 
rotor loop).

Alan NV8A

On 04/07/06 01:05 am Mike Ryan wrote:

> 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...  

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