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Re: [TowerTalk] What rotor cable to use (Dan Bookwalter)

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] What rotor cable to use (Dan Bookwalter)
From: "Jim Brown" <>
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2010 06:54:50 -0700
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On Thu, 8 Jul 2010 09:11:01 -0400, Craig Clark wrote:

>What rotor cable to use? (Dan Bookwalter)

>I'd use 16/18.

I studied the specs for the rotor to understand how much 
resistance it could tolerate and bought the least expensive 
cable that met that spec. I have a 375 ft run to a Yaesu rotor. 
What I ended up using was #14 for the 250 ft that was on the 
ground (el-cheapo house wiring cable), and some very nice 8-
conductor #18 (inexpensive at a surplus house) that went up the 
tower, doubling up on the pairs that turned the motor and using 
single conductors on the three wires to the sensing pot. 

73, Jim K9YC


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