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Re: [TowerTalk] Orion 2800 Rotator Cable Replacement

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Orion 2800 Rotator Cable Replacement
From: Robert Harmon <>
Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2019 10:12:22 -0800
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I agree with Steve.  I am replacing my old trusty Hy Gain Tail Twister which 
has been in service for over 20 years.  The rotator cable is still OK.  Unless 
the jacket
on your rotator cable has deteriorated, which I doubt that it has,  I wouldn't  
bother with changing it.


> On Dec 10, 2019, at 9:58 AM, k7lxc--- via TowerTalk 
> <> wrote:
>>   My antenna refresh project is moving along.  The Orion 2800 was installed 
>> in 2007 and has functioned flawlessly.  Since I am replacing the coax it 
>> dawned on me that I should also replace the rotator cable.  Can?t  inspect 
>> the condition of the jacket etc but probably needs changing.
>     Probably needs changing? What's the compelling reason for spending all 
> the time and money to change it? I can't remember ever replacing rotator 
> cable in over 260 ham installations. If it ain't broke - don't fix it. Just 
> my opinion.
> Cheers,Steve      K7LXCTOWER TECH -Professional tower services for amateurs
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