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Re: [TowerTalk] Orion 2800 Rotator Cable Replacement

To: "Richard (Rick) Karlquist" <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Orion 2800 Rotator Cable Replacement
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Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2019 16:13:10 -0500
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Of course I meant to say "with no issues" in my post.  The nylon coating on
THHN does quickly deteriorate outdoors however I believe that the nylon's
purpose is to lessen friction and improve chemical resistance. Neither of
these are issues to me and the PVC underneath is pretty tough.

John KK9A

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On Tue, Dec 10, 2019 at 3:55 PM Richard (Rick) Karlquist <> wrote:

> On 12/10/2019 12:27 PM, wrote:
> > I was also curious why rotator cable needs replacing, perhaps
> > wear/damage from the crank-up tower?  FWIW, I have been using THHN house
> > wire for my rotators for decades without no issues.
> >
> > John KK9A
> That's surprising.  I found that THHN loses its clear outer layer
> after only a few years in the sun, let alone decades.
> Rick N6RK

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