As others have said, CAT5 is pretty thin stuff. I'd look around for common
house wiring - 14/2 or similar which is common and one of the cheapest
sources of decent gauge copper wire... CAT5 should be OK for the pot etc.
And on a personal note to Martin: Nice meeting you last year when you were
over here - trust you got those deep piles in place if your tower
construction is that far along! Best of luck with the project!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Martin Sole" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, June 17, 2004 5:41 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
> See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless
Weather Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any
questions and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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