[TowerTalk] Gamma fixing

Dan Hearn dhearn at air-pipe.com
Sat Dec 1 14:20:20 EST 2007

I use a small piece of nylon cord about 1/8 inch diameter. Take several half
hitches around the cable a few inches apart. Put several black tywraps
around the cable between the half hitches. Tape over it. Tie the upper end
to some secure point.
I have been doing this for years and no problems. It works for rotator cable
73, Dan, N5AR

-----Original Message-----
From: towertalk-bounces at contesting.com
[mailto:towertalk-bounces at contesting.com]On Behalf Of Roger Cooke
Sent: Saturday, December 01, 2007 11:01 AM
To: towertalk at contesting.com
Subject: [TowerTalk] Gamma fixing


   This is the third time I have lost my gamma wire on my 110ft tower! I
have an
18 inch spreader clamped to the tower and another two spaced down the tower.
I fix an old piece of coax at the top and just feed it through insulators in
the other
two spreaders down to the bottom. The way I have fixed it is to solder the
and inner together onto a large solder tag, a very large and solid one. I
then fix
this to the loop of the spreader at the top. The inherent problem is the
weight of
the coax, since it just hangs on that solder tag. The wind eventually causes
to fail and the gamma just falls away, quite annoying, since I have to climb
tower again and take 110ft of coax with me and fix it.

   I would like to hear of some variations on this theme so I can modify my
fixing method!  How do you do it?

73 de Roger, G3LDI

Regards from Roger, G3LDI
Swardeston, Norfolk.

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