The limitation on length is primarily just the ohmic losses in the cable, so
just calculate what the loss of 300' of #14 wire is and then what length of
#12 (or whatever you want to use) gives you the same loss. That's tells you
how much longer the run can be using #12 (or whatever).
I thiink the ARRL Handbook has the data you need. If not, there are
probably a million references on the web.
73, Bob - W3YY
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom Hellem" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Towertalk submit" <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, September 01, 2006 11:00 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Rotator cable length
> Hi All:
> The Hy-Gain manual specifies maximum length of 300' for Tailtwister cable
> using #14 conductors for the power leads. Has anyone successfully used a
> longer one? Can I just up the conductor size to #12, or, any better ideas?
> My run looks like it will be around 350 feet.
> Tom K0SN
> Porterfield, WI
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