I ran Cat5e all over my house when it was built -- makes great
LAN and phone cable. However, it would seem to me
to be very light-duty for rotor cable, which usually requires
at least 2 conductors of #16 or #18. The rotor cable for
my Yaesu rotor has 6 conductors of #18.
If you're looking for cheaper rotor cable, I wonder if
underground sprinkler wire would work well. It is #18
(solid, not stranded), and you can by 500' of it
(7 conductor) at Home Depot for $108. It is
fairly tough stuff, and of course shorter lengths are
available as well. I use it for remote antenna switches.
----- Original Message -----
From: "DF3KV" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, June 18, 2004 10:05 AM
Subject: [TowerTalk] CAT 5 as Rotator cable
> Martin asked:
> Question. Will CAT5 do the job?
> Distance is about 55 metres, say 180 feet.
> Hi Martin,
> That is exactly what I do, my run is 70m to a KR600.
> Iit is working without problem
> 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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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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