Doesn't cut it here, especially in winter. You haven't the -40C to contend
with so it might work. At the very least, I install a 6 vac filament xfmr
in the controller cabinet to boost the ac for the longer runs. At the
most, I install a "repeater" box at the bottom of the tower - a home brew
xfmr and relay system, transparent to the user - it just senses the AC on
the various leads and the appropriate relays feed AC to the rotor. It's
T2X turning a 5 el 48' boom at 145', the tower is 300' or so away from the
shack. Without the "repeater" operation is marginal - motor would turn IF
the brake would release, usually it won't.
VE6JY is Don Moman email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Box 127 Lamont, Alberta
T0B 2R0 (403) 895-2925
On Tue, 10 Dec 1996, C. R. Crutchfield, K5BC wrote:
> I have a tower located 200' from the radio shack, the tower is 125'
> tall. My plans are to run the leads in conduit below ground and am
> wondering how well the rotor (TailTwister) will perform. By the time I
> get through running the lead for the rotor it will be approx. 350'.
> The lead I have is 2/12 gage and 6/14 gage. I'm hoping the voltage drop
> won't be that much but am not sure. Any suggestions?
> 73's, Bob, K5BC
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