Thanks for all the on and off list replies.
The general consensus was that it could work but is NOT recommended.
In a temporary, emergency 120V situation one would run two parallel
runs of coax with one center conductor being the hot and marked black,
the other center conductor being the neutral and marked white, and the
two shields twisted together for the equipment ground and marked green.
For 120/240V one would run two parallel runs of coax with one center
conductor being the hot and marked black, the other center conductor
being hot and marked red, and the two shields separate with one for the
equipment ground marked green and the other for the neutral and marked
The water jump is long and the barrier may be high,
you might break your back, but it's so much fun to fly!
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Doug Renwick
Sent: April 14, 2008 9:53 AM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Coax as powerline
Has anyone successfully used ca RG-8 or RG-11 center conductor only to
carry 120 or 240 volts in place of an underground power cable? I have
some surplus coax that I was thinking of using in place of current
expensive copper cable.
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