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Subject: [TowerTalk] More romex rotor cable talk
From: (WA9ALS - John)
Date: Thu, 19 Aug 1999 21:45:53 -0500
Consider a 500-600 ft rotator cable run to a T2X.

Consider using 2 romex cables.

If I use 12/3 or 14/3, each will have 4 wires for 8 total.  I only need
6 if I put the cap at the tower.  Thus I could COMBINE wires and have 2
"pairs" for the motor control.  The official HyGain rec is 2x #10 and 4x
#14 for those wires, although many have said I MIGHT get by with less,
especially for "the other 4".

So, how would 2x #12 or 2x #14 compare with 1x #10?  I don't know how to
work with wire gauges as far as combining effects or equivalency
regarding voltage drop etc.  Surely I could use 2x #12, but how far off
would 2x #14 be?  That stuff is hard enough to work with, and I want to
use the smallest acceptable cables.  THANKS  The tower is going up this
WA9ALS - John
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