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

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] CAT 5 as Rotator cable, sprinkler wire
From: Pete Smith <>
Date: Fri, 18 Jun 2004 17:05:28 -0400
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At 03:55 PM 6/18/2004, wa3gin wrote:
Some day you should go measure the voltage at the rotor and compare it to the voltage at the control box. The results might lead you to upgrade the guage of
wire you're using. Publish the results for the list.

Anyone who is interested in this and hasn't already done so should take a look at the copper wire table in any ARRL Handbook. It gives ohms/100 feet for all AWG sizes, which makes it very easy to figure out whether you have enough copper for the motor leads.

73, Pete N4ZR
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