If it has been handled carefully it should still be ok. Looks for
cracks in the jacket where it was attached to the poles, any cracks may
have let water in which would cause problems. I use catv hardline for
almost all of my long runs to towers here, but mine is above ground.
The plain aluminum jacketed stuff would probably be ok in a pipe
underground but don't direct bury it, the acids in the soil would
probably make short work of the soft alumuminum.
David Robbins K1TTT
AR-Cluster node: 145.69MHz or telnet://dxc.k1ttt.net
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:towertalk-
> email@example.com] On Behalf Of SJ W3TX
> Sent: Friday, October 29, 2004 01:35
> To: TowerTalk@contesting.com
> Subject: [TowerTalk] Cable TV hardline question
> Today the power company took down the overhead lines coming up the
> driveway to my farm (in preparation for moving our circa 1870's
> the frontage of the farm onto a new foundation). For the asking the
> company gave me the telephone poles (ahh...a great place to put up a 6
> meter yagi). When the cable tv guy was up in his bucket truck taking
> the cable hardline I asked him "what are you going to do with the
> replied "we have to throw it in the dumpster". I told him I was a ham
> might be able to use it, so they gave me the cable for the asking. He
> said they throw out hundereds of feet of this stuff everyday!!
> So the question is, is the 75ohm aluminum shielded hardline of good
> or not? Is it acceptable for running trunklines to the beverages? How
> will it last buried not inside a pipe?
> See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers",
> Weather Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041
> 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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