[TowerTalk] Used Phillystran Testing

Keith Dutson kdutson at sbcglobal.net
Mon Aug 21 11:02:18 EDT 2006

I got this supply from a ham that had a large antenna farm and decided to
dismantle everything and sell all.  I have 36 guys of 6700lb and 21 guys of
4000lb, various lengths up to about 300 feet.  I am still taking inventory
to determine actual lengths.  The 4000lb has potted ends.  If there is any
left over I will offer it for .10 per foot.

73, Keith NM5G

-----Original Message-----
From: Clint Talmadge [mailto:unclebudd at bellsouth.net] 
Sent: Monday, August 21, 2006 9:36 AM
To: Keith Dutson; TowerTalk
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Used Phillystran Testing

Phillistran gets  its' strength from the fibers inside while the black
plastic sheath only protects those fibers.  If the sheath is not
compromised, the inside should be O.K. I would pay particular attention to
the ends where the grips are located and the ends where there should be a
cap glued on.  The cap was to prevent water wicking up into the fiber and
then freezing, spitting the sheath and exposing the fibers.

I am in the planning stages for a new tower and intend to use Phillistran
and have noticed that NOBODY sells used Phillistran on the swap boards.

Clint  --  W5CPT

----- Original Message -----
From: "Keith Dutson" <kdutson at sbcglobal.net>
To: "TowerTalk" <towertalk at contesting.com>
Sent: Monday, August 21, 2006 9:00 AM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Used Phillystran Testing

>I have some used Phillystran and want to use it again to put up a new 
> Is there any advice on inspecting and testing it?
> 73, Keith NM5G
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