Re: Long Rotor Cables
The method I use is to run a regular 8 conductor cable to the base
of the tower. There I attach an appropriate phase shift capacitor.
(With the capacitor at ground level, I don't have to climb the tower
in January to replace it if it fails!)
For the LEFT, RIGHT, and SOLENOID lines, I use 3 wire house
wiring (#12 or #14). For the Ground lead, I hose-clamp a wire to
the shield of my CATV hardline. Any light wire will serve for the
direction indicator pot.
de Tom N4KG
On Thu, 25 Jun 1998 08:37:31 -0400 "Jan L. Ditzian"
>I am putting up a tower at the top of my hill, about 600 feet
>from the hamshack. I do not yet have a rotor, but I wondered if
>others who have faced a distance like this have any
>tried-and-true tricks for powering the rotor at this distance.
>There is no electric power near the tower.
>Does anyone have a recommendation on wire type, power conversion,
>etc.? Cost is an object, but I would like to know what has worked
>in the past.
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