I would get the 9405 and parallel the extra #18's with the #16's for the two
motor power wires.
David Robbins K1TTT
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:towertalk-
> email@example.com] On Behalf Of Glenn Edson
> Sent: Sunday, May 06, 2007 01:47
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: [TowerTalk] Rotator Choice....Yaesu 2800 or Yaesu 1000 ?
> We want to thank all who answered our question on the choice of rotators
> our installation. It made the decision easy and the choice is go with the
> Yaesu G-1000DXA. Next question: Any recommendations for rotator control
> cable for a 400ft run from the top of tower to the operating position? The
> rotator only requires a 6 conductor cable but HRO only carries 8 conductor
> cable and their heaviest is Model 9405 which has (6) #18 and (2) # 16
> and this is their heaviest. Texas Tower carries 6 conductor cable with
> #18 wires and advised us this is used with all Yaesu rotators for all
> lengths which is hard to believe. Our concern is with rotation speed
> down to a slow creep, which is a problem we had with our last rotator. Are
> there other cables we should consider??
> Thanks for everyone's input on this.
> Glenn - K1GE
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