I wish I had read this 3 weeks ago.... My Antenna and tower are all up
now... Oh.. Well, Next time....
I might see if One of My Sons can do the loops at the top of the tower..
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark ." <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, August 16, 2002 10:19 PM
Subject: [Towertalk] Rotator loops to wrap coax around mast to prevent
> I implemented Steve's solution on my tower and several others I have
> worked on for friends.
> I like to make 3 full turns 8 to 12" diameter. This works especially
> if you have the flat top adaptor, as the turns just sit there on the plate
> and barely move.
> I also unitize the cables by taping them together every 6 inches with
> Scotch super 33 or 88 tape (Don't tape the turns together, just the cables
> to themselves).
> << Can you wind the coax + Ctrl cable around the mast like a telephone
> so that it unwinds when the rotor is turned the opposite direction?
> Yes. This is the alternative to the typical big rotation loop (that can
> hook on tower bits)...snip... Don't wrap the cables tightly around the
> - just have 2-3 lazy loops of cables around the mast and it'll be just
> Cheers, Steve K7LXC >>