|Subject:||RE: [TowerTalk] CAT 5 as Rotator cable|
|From:||Pete Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Wed, 23 Jun 2004 12:55:07 -0400|
At 10:14 AM 6/23/2004, you wrote:
This thread is getting quite long in the tooth. However, it caused me to wake up and realize I will be making a mistake to put up cat5 for the relay boxes on the 40 meter beams. Had not thought about the weather issue relating to cable jacket. So, I am now looking for an alternative cable. Any recommendations? The relays draw only 40 ma or so, and the run will be about 200 feet.
I'm not confident about the jacket deterioration issue. I have only had one run of CAT-3 in place, and that for only a year, but the predominant damage mechanism so far is small rodents. I sprinkled the cable with a coyote urine critter repellent (not a nice job) and things have been fine since. now this isn't up high in the air, and not in Florida or Arizona, but it'll be interesting to see what happens.
73, Pete N4ZR
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