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Re: [TowerTalk] Locating Buried Feedline

To: "Barkey, Patrick M." <>,<>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Locating Buried Feedline
From: "Dusty Chapman" <>
Date: Wed, 08 Feb 2006 17:22:44 -0500
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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." <>
To: <>
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,
> particularly
> 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.
> Thanks.
>  - Pat
>    N9RV
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