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Re: [TowerTalk] Yaesu rotors -Length and Gauge of Control Cable Recommen

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Yaesu rotors -Length and Gauge of Control Cable Recommended
From: Jim Brown <>
Date: Sun, 14 Aug 2011 09:29:10 -0700
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On 8/11/2011 10:55 AM, Mike Ryan wrote:
> I want to place an 800DXA about 175-200ft from
> my station. What GAUGE of wire/rotor cable would be BEST (not minimal OR
> maximum like 10gauge!) to use considering this distance? I don't want to use
> the minimum required, would rather be safe than sorry. -Thanks in advance.

Without doing the math (I did for my 375 ft run, and used #14), I'd 
suggest #16 or #18 for your run for the pair that runs the motor, and 
#22 or larger for the three conductors that sense position.  For my 375 
ft run, I used 250 ft of AC power cable spliced to some nicer cable 
(from a local surplus store) going up the tower.

73, Jim K9YC

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