I have buried Heliax with no problems EXCEPT one run ran by a tree and the
roots buckled the cable. Stay away from the canopy of any tree. Heliax is
rated for direct burial.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dan Levin" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, April 28, 2008 9:53 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] How to run my 400' feedlines?
>I am in the process of moving my tower, which requires me to re-cable the
> feedlines. The new runs will be roughly 400', and I think I am going to
> LDF5-50A Heliax.
> The question is how to run the cable. The options are:
> 1) Direct burial in a ~18" deep trench. I don't think that running
> is going to be an option. Is Heliax "rated" for direct burial? Does it
> 2) Run the cables through the trees at about 8' up in the air. This is
> obviously not as good aesthetically, and I've had some problems with
> on the shield of previous "hung in the air" feedlines - but it may be the
> only option if direct burial is out...
> Thoughts, suggestions, comments?
> ***dan, K6IF
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