[TowerTalk] Tower Re-Cabling

Mike Ryan mryan001 at tampabay.rr.com
Sun Jun 17 13:01:27 PDT 2012

While this subject has no doubt been covered at some juncture in the past, I 
will ask it again since I have personal and immediate interest in the 
answers as well as a friend who is about to put up a similar tower.
  My HyGain HG-70 needs new cables. Those on the tower now are galvanized 
and as I recall these were recommended over stainless steel.  The tower uses 
TWO 1/4 cables for the bottom and middle section with ONE 3/16" cable for 
the top section. Are there degrees of durability, quality, longevity, with 
respect to these cables?  I am not talking about walking into Harbour 
Freight or Home Depot and buying some imported stuff. And there are local 
shops that can make them to length with the nico-pressed  ends.  But beyond 
that, what is the best cable to use and is there a dealer where these are 
available that one can rely on getting quality cables that will last 5-7 
years in a salt water/air environment such as here in Florida?  Thanks in 
advance...  - Mike 

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