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Subject: [TowerTalk] Underground cabling
From: (Robert D. Crossland)
Date: Fri, 03 Dec 1999 09:56:06 -0500
Hello to all,

It appears my dream is finally coming true, that is owning a home where
I can install a tower.

While I think, re-think and think again about the type of tower, antenna

etc I'll be using, one area comes to mind that I am in real need of
advice in, and that is the best way to run coax and control line(s) to
the tower.  Here are some high level details.

- The tower will be placed about 210 feet from the shack.
- Tower will be 55 foot crank-up.
- Antenna will be a tri-bander of some flavor.
- Have unobstructed access between tower and shack, thus can dig ditch
between the two.

I'd look forward to hearing your ideas on the best approach to running
these cables underground?
PVC with drain holes for moisture escape?
No drain holes?
How deep to dig ditch?
etc, etc, etc

I read some of the archived threads on this topic but they were a bit
dated and technology may have improved since then (1997-1998), I really
don't know.

Any and all advice will be greatly appreciated folks.

Thanks in advance for your input.

Take care

Bob, N3IXR

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