your cat 5 cable is at least for use in exteriors ? means black jacket
with a resin -silicon inside?
if not you will put a cable that only will have in life like 2 years at
most. there are several cheap brands that don't work but is a double job,
if you will use for a short time go ahead, but is not all life setup.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Martin Sole" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, June 17, 2004 4:41 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] CAT 5 as Rotator cable
> The hole is dug, the tower will be up in, I hope, a matter of weeks, the
> store room has been inventoried and normal service will be resumed soon.
> Amongst all the 'stuff' I have a 100 metre drum of bright red CAT5 cable.
> What I don't have is anything really suitable to connect my Yaesu G800SDX
> its' control box.
> Question. Will CAT5 do the job?
> Distance is about 55 metres, say 180 feet.
> I would use one pair each for the motor winding and three separate wires
> the direction pot, shield would be bonded to the tower and ground system.
> Martin, HS0ZED
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