Not only is FSJ not direct burial, but it wasn't designed to be
outdoors. I don't even think there is any UV protection in the jacket either.
FSJ was designed for indoor jumpers. At least, that's my understanding...
At 07:36 PM 03/31/2006, Brian Moran wrote:
>I'm coming down the home stretch with a tower, the first for me in
>this QTH, and with the long run to it (180' or so) am using FSJ4-50b
>cable -- something that I've not used before. I am digging a trench
>(almost done) for a 3" conduit containing rotor, steppir, extra
>control (cat-5), and some extra pulling cords for the future. I have
>8 gauge UF cable going in the trench NOT in the conduit for an
>outlet near the tower; I have some massive 75 ohm catv hardline also
>going in the trench for no good reason other than I haven't used it
>for anything else in the 3 years I've had it, and it's better to
>store it below ground :-)
> The big question: Do I put the FSJ4-50b in the conduit or not? I
> see that some folks have been using it above ground... buried, must
> it be in the conduit?
> Brian N9ADG
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