I would inspect the outer jacket for cracks or splits and strip back a
bit from the ends to see if you get good clean copper. Then use an ohm
meter (or megger if you have one handy) to check the insulation level
and for continuity. If that's ok and the insulation isn't cracked or
brittle and the wire looks good I would go ahead and use it.
David Robbins K1TTT
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> firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Lou Laderman
> Sent: Saturday, May 29, 2004 15:12
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> Subject: [TowerTalk] Using older rotor cable?
> I'm refitting my rotor, and have rotor cable that's 18 years old but
> seems to work just fine. The "outside" run looks to be in good shape
> bit "dirty gray" in color, otherwise it appears sound), and I'm
> contemplating just reusing it to avoid the expense of new cable and
> running a replacement line (about 150'). Coax should be replaced over
> time due to UV and weather issues, but what about rotor cable? Any
> thoughts if I should I replace the cable or can safely reuse it?
> Lou, KB0CJ
> Louis N. Laderman
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