|To:||"Tower (K8RI)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>,"Bernard(wtrone)" <email@example.com>, <firstname.lastname@example.org>,<email@example.com>|
|Subject:||Re: [TowerTalk] Using older rotor cable?|
|From:||Pete Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Sat, 29 May 2004 15:50:56 -0400|
At 03:23 PM 5/29/2004, Tower (K8RI) wrote:
Do I advocate scrimping on rotor cable? No. If you have the time (and money) I'd put in all new *quality* cable. When I put up the new tower I put in all new cables including 6 228 foot runs of LMR 400, two rotor cables (one for the rotor and one for the remote antenna switch) and two RG-6 runs for the TV antennas.
You can, however, save quite a lot by using CAT 3 network cable (8 conductors) instead of rotator cable for most remote antenna switches. The voltage drop is trivial for even a 200-foot run like I have.
73, Pete N4ZR
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