messenger cable

messenger cable

[′mes·ən·jər ‚kā·bəl]
(communications)
A cable made of stranded steel which supports aerial cables between poles.
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Two hook-up attempts were made without success, and we were told the messenger cable actually had severed--there went our chance at an RA landing.
When he had lowered the RAST probe, the messenger cable had begun to pay out, and he couldn't retrieve it electrically.
Tenders are invited for 1,500 LF - signal cable; 10 ea - vehicle signal head (12", 3 section); 2 ea - vehicle signal head (12", 4 section); 7 ea - backplate; 6 ea - relocate existing vehicle signal head; 580 LF - messenger cable (3/8"); 5 LF - paved trenching (1, 2"); 1,900 LF - unpaved trenching (1, 2"); 5 ea - 900MHZ radio; 1 ea - signal cabinet foundation; 3 ea - detector card (Type 2070L).
Tenders are invited for 32 EA pedestrian signal head (16", 1 section w/ countdown); 10,200 LF signal cable; 26 EA vehicle signal head (12", 3 section); 15 EA vehicle signal head (12", 4 section); 2 vehicle signal head (12", 5 section); 12 EA louver; 1,075 LF messenger cable (1/4"); 755 LF messenger cable (3/8"); 300 LF tracer wire; 130 LF paved trenching (1,2"); 2720 LF unpaved trenching (1,2"); 355 LF unpaved trenching (2,2").
messenger cable or in an existing conduit and junction box plant.
All splice enclosures, patch panels, foundations, conduit, slack brackets, mounting hardware, tools and equipment, messenger cables, lashing, terminations and testing shall be provided by contractor per construction documents.