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Coax Ice and Sun Shield

November 27th Fact-of-the-Day

It is not uncommon for large chunks of ice to fall from towers installed in mountain areas and damage coax cable below. Horizontal runs of coax cable can be protected easily from falling ice by running them under 2x2 inch steel angle installed over the top like a tent. That will almost totally eliminate any possibility of ice damage. It also will shade the cable from sunlight and significantly reduce cable aging during hot summer months. ©2004 Martek International All rights reserved.

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