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Re: [TowerTalk] Band Color Codes

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Band Color Codes
From: jimlux <>
Reply-to: "Tower and HF antenna construction topics." <>
Date: Mon, 15 Feb 2010 09:20:41 -0800
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Pete Smith wrote:
> I use what you describe as simple mapping, Tony.  I also use similar 
> coding for control cable wiring (numerical order = color code order).

The other scheme is to use P-touch labels with big letters (1/4" high 
works nicely on RG-213 (.405" od) coax) and put a piece of clear 
heatshrink over it to hold it in place.

Color codes are great as long as you remember what the codes mean, and 
they make sense to others.  For a Field Day sort of operation, I'd go 
for actual text, so people don't have to remember whether the color 
codes are the band numbers, or the sequence from 160 (e.g. 160=1, 80=2, 
60 = 3, etc.)

If you have multiple antennas or things in the same band, then the color 
code starts to get complex. Unless you go to a straight serial number 
sequence;so if you have a rats nest of cables, at least you know that 
the cable labeled 35 on one end corresponds to the 35 on the other end.

I think there are weatherproof P-touch type labels available now, too.

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