Take a 3 foot piece of RG-8 coax, strip off 8" of the black vinyl cover and
then pull the center through the braid as though you were getting ready to
hardwire a yagi or dipole. Tape both sides with White tape(adhesive or
anything white), and split the ends on a 30 degree angle. Now hold the
single end of the "still" black covered coax and mildly shake it with the
taped end about 3 inches off the ground and just follow it until it dips
toward the ground. Your coax will be beneath it.. It is a COAXIAL DIVINING
ROD". Good luck.
73 de Dusty, K3WC
----- Original Message -----
From: "Barkey, Patrick M." <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, February 08, 2006 11:55 AM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Locating Buried Feedline
> I'm getting ready to trench in a cable line to a new tower, and before
> I do, I'd like to mark where the existing cables are buried,
> near the shack where they all come together.
> Any ideas what the most reliable/cheapest way to do this is?
> Obviously, I will be digging by hand when I get in the "crossfire"
> of existing cables, but I know that you can do a lot of damage with
> an errant spade in just one swing.
> - Pat
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