You can also get 10 conductor #18 500ft spools at Lowes and Home Depot as well.
Combine conductors for longer runs. I combine 2 pairs of 4 conductors
leaving 2 conductors free for the pulse sense wires for my M2-P2800 rotor.
Works great for a 300 ft long run.
> Date: Sat, 9 Apr 2011 13:46:46 +0000
> From: email@example.com
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: [TowerTalk] cheap control cable
> I recently found some CAT-5, 4 pair (8 conductor #24 AWG) cable at Menard's
> for $24.99 for a 500' roll. In view of the high cost of copper these days, I
> thought this was quite a bargain. I purchased a couple of rolls and I'm using
> it for remote antenna switch control cable. Works great for control cables
> for remote switching and tuners, etc. They also have sprinkler cable which is
> 7 conductor # 18 gauge for $26.95 for a 100' roll. That stuff might even work
> for short rotor cable runs, but you might have to provide an additional
> conductor :-). I imagine that Home Depot and Lowes have similar offerings.
> 73, Jack, W9GT
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