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Re: [TowerTalk] CAT 5 as Rotator cable, sprinkler wire

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] CAT 5 as Rotator cable, sprinkler wire
Date: Fri, 18 Jun 2004 15:34:04 -0400
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N0RQ asked about 18ga sprinkler cable for rotors.

I used this wire at my NC station to feed a T2X which was later repalced with 
an M2 Orion. Worked fine on both rotors. I had about a 250-300 foot run and I 
doubled up two conductors for the motor leads. If I'd started with the Orion 
I'd have used 14-3 instead of the sprinkler cable though.

While bopping through Home Despot the other day I noticed they now carry the 
sprinkler cable in 10 x 18ga and the cost is decent.

The small guage cat5 cables worked fine to feed numerous RCS8V boxes. Wire was 
outside for a few years and the jacket on the cat5 was still perfect when we 
took it all down.


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