OK, so it's HF antenna related, but for one that doesn't have a tower
involved (a kite/balloon instead).. a "virtual tower" perhaps.
I'm looking for an inexpensive source for a cable that is strong (>100
lb breaking strength) that carries one or more fiber optic strands in
lengths > 200 ft. What's inexpensive? 1/8" steel cable is about
$0.50/ft. 1/4" spectra is about $1/ft. terminated duplex single mode
fiber is about $1/ft as well. So, in the range of $500 for a 200 ft
Some standard fiberoptic cables have aramid (kevlar, spectra) strength
members, but I don't know if they're really designed to take tension
continuously, or if it's only for protecting the fiber when pulling
through a conduit.
Steel cable with fiberoptic is another possibility, but, I'd rather have
something nonconductive. Needs to be able to be wound in and out on a
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