Now that seem like a good plan.
Cut your troubleshooting in half.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Ogden" <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, June 11, 2007 10:51 AM
Subject: [TowerTalk] SteppIR problem
> Simple suggestion: Ask the SteppIR people for a control-box connector
> a few feet of cable on it. (That is, do not try to solder one yourself. It
> is difficult to do accurately without a proper jig.) Take this to the base
> of the tower. Cut the existing cable and connect all the pigtale lines at
> this point. A little messy with the 16+ wires, but it should be safe and
> accurate. Operating the control box from this point should resolve all the
> questions about the 500' cable. Of course, this assumes you can get 110v
> power to the tower base. Consider borrowing a generator, if necessary.
> Bill - W2WO
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