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Re: [TowerTalk] Rotor Loops

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Rotor Loops
Date: Mon, 19 May 2008 08:46:25 EDT
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In a message dated 5/19/2008 5:22:37 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

>  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.
Steve    K7LXC
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