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Author Topic: Crank Up Tower ReCabling  (Read 397 times)
KD5FOY
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« on: August 21, 2005, 08:52:17 PM »

I've have a us towers tx 455 up for about 5 years and
and am wondering if it makes any sense to recable it
with Phillystran or something similar?
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AA4PB
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« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2005, 05:33:41 AM »

No. Phillystran is designed to be used for guys. I don't think that the outer covering would do well being pulled over pulley assemblies to raise and lower a crank up tower. If you expose the inner Kevlar to the sun's UV rays it will become brittle and break. I don't know what advantage Phillystran could have in this application anyway.

The steel aircraft cable you have should still be in good shape after only 5 years.
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WB2WIK
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« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2005, 08:44:07 AM »

The TX-455's original cable should last 20 years unless you're using it underwater...

I wouldn't replace it.

WB2WIK/6
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KD5FOY
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« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2005, 05:35:13 PM »

many thanks for the quick info.  i have no info on
how long steel cable should last.  i'll ask the question
again in 15 years:-)

tnx again

larry
kd5foy
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