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Re: [TowerTalk] Direct-bury rotoator cable?

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Direct-bury rotoator cable?
From: K8RI <>
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2012 23:55:24 -0400
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On 9/21/2012 2:36 PM, John Harper wrote:
There are several brands of direct-bury coaxial cable - does anyone know of a 
similar type of rotator cable? Having one w/o the availability of the other 
would defeat the purpose for my planned installation.

Unless you have some unusual soil, or stony soil that goes through freeze thaw cycles most "name brand" rotator cables can be buried. Code requires that most power cables including 110 be buried under the front line (they specify how deep) and you lay a 2 X 4 (in most areas) in the trench over the wires which is a good idea for any direct buried cable.

The idea is to protect non direct bury cable from being punctured be it from the weight of something passing over, or from stones in the freeze thaw cycle.

If the soil is stony it's a good idea to put the cables in conduit even if they are direct bury.


Roger (K8RI)


John AE5X


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