In a message dated 5/19/2008 5:22:37 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
> I'm getting ready to install my rotor and coax and would like to get some
thoughts on the best way to do the coax loop for the rotor. Typically, I
would leave about a 5' sagging loop to the side of the mast/tower and leave it
at that. In reading K7NV's tower tips, he suggests wrapping the coax around
the mast a couple of times in 8" or larger diameter to serve as the "loop",
stating that this method puts less strain on the coax as the rotor turns. I
haven't had any experience with this method. Any thoughts on this? Which is
Better? It's just 2 different ways to do it. The loops-around-the-mast
works fine if you don't have a lot of cables (2-3 or so is FB) and there is
enough room between the top of the tower and the bottom of the first antenna
(at least a foot). Sometimes there's just not enough room for the loops.
I use both methods but mostly the long rotation loop version.
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