[TowerTalk] Cable ties, tape or both?
kdutson at sbcglobal.net
Fri Dec 1 15:47:33 EST 2006
I like cable ties because they are so easy carry and install on the tower.
However, there are two cautions to their use from my experience:
1. They are not all that durable, even the UV-resistant variety. So I follow
with a wrap or two of Scotch 88 tape.
2. They can crush softer cables if installed too tightly. When making a run
of several cables I try to position the softer ones (usually relay or
rotator control) so they are not crushed.
73, Keith NM5G
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[mailto:towertalk-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Dick Green WC1M
Sent: Friday, December 01, 2006 9:37 AM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Cable ties, tape or both?
Simple question: do you prefer using cable ties (UV-rated), black tape or
both to secure hardline, coax and control cables to your tower? I've seen
all three methods in various installations and am interested in experiences
73, Dick WC1M
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