[TowerTalk] Tip for Saddle clamps

Tim Duffy k3lr at k3lr.com
Tue Apr 8 14:58:48 EDT 2014

For the record...

The Saddle clamps that Summit Racing sells are manufactured and also sold by
DX Engineering. We are one "family"

DX Engineering also ships next day or second day as well.

Tim K3LR
@ DX Engineering


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Subject: [TowerTalk] Tip for Saddle clamps

Here's what I know the same clamps DXeng sells are bought from summit racing

http://www.summitracing.com/ I seen their name on the clamp.

N9IWW  also you can get them at www.mcmaster.com the deliver next day or 2 
day. also www.mscdirect.com/   also www.use-enco.com

www.grainger.com last place high priced.

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   1. Re: Saddle Clamps (Stan Stockton)


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Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2014 09:58:33 -0500
From: Stan Stockton <wa5rtg at gmail.com>
To: "john at kk9a.com" <john at kk9a.com>
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Thanks, John.  The clamps we are talking about have a serrated flange washer

nut, and I have never felt the need to use another washer even when I had 
the thread length to accommodate one.

I know most everyone seems to want stainless steel.  However, living in 
Arkansas, I have never had a problem with galvanized, certainly not having 
one seize or break.  When someone wants to argue about the reasons for 
stainless over galvanized, I ask them the material and finish of their tower

and tower hardware.  That usually ends the discussion.

73...Stan, K5GO

> On Apr 8, 2014, at 8:31 AM, john at kk9a.com wrote:
> Congratulations Stan on being acquired by DX Engineering.  I just noticed
> this last week while searching for aluminum tubing.
> The Cycle 24 clamps will work with 1/4 plates however there is not much
> room for a washer.  They are a bargain, the galvanizing is excellent and
> they are good for certain applications.
> I have also used many DX Engineering saddle clamps with excellent results
> and also a few stainless steel muffler clamps purchased from Paul Sergi's
> other company Summit racing.
> John KK9A
> To:     K0YR - Thomas Rieff <k0yr at tomrieff.com>
> Subject:     Re: [TowerTalk] Saddle Clamps
> From:     Stan Stockton <wa5rtg at gmail.com>
> Date:     Mon, 7 Apr 2014 18:30:45 -0500
> Tom,
> DX Engineering acquired Cycle 24 Antenna Products recently and has the
> galvanized clamps previously offered by Cycle 24.  If the thickness of
> whatever
> you are attaching is 3/16 (maybe as much as 1/4 inch) they will work very
> well
> - 5/16 inch diameter bolts and flat washer nuts - all galvanized and not 
> too
> expensive.  I have some 200-300 pound antennas that have been held up on 
> side
> mounts with these for many years.
> 73...Stan, K5GO
> Sent from my iPad
>> On Apr 7, 2014, at 6:19 PM, K0YR - Thomas Rieff <k0yr at tomrieff.com> 
>> wrote:
>> What is a good source for some 1 1/4" saddle clamps???
>> In the process of building something that will be secured to a Rohn 45G
>> tower.
>> Your help is appreciated.
>> Tom, K0YR
>> K0YR
>> Thomas Rieff
>> 2059 Sundance Lane
>> North Mankato, MN 56003
>> (507) 381-0660 Cell
>> (507) 388-4702 Home
>> (320) 629-2530 Pine City


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