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Re: [TowerTalk] Follow on to rotor cable for Prop Pitch

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Follow on to rotor cable for Prop Pitch
From: Grant Saviers <>
Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2019 16:31:55 +0000
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I use 10ga low voltage landscape wire from HD for the power leads as K7NV small PP is at 140' up. This wire has good flexibility for a crank up. For a 85' crank up, 12ga is likely enough.

A separate shielded 20ga twisted pair for the reed switch.

Grant KZ1W

On 12/10/2019 04:49, Mac wrote:
Much like Elliott, I am also in the midst of rebuilding my rotor mast antenna system. I am using a Prop Pitch and a Green Heron prop pitch rotor controller.

I'm comfortable with my wiring from the shack to the tower base. My need and concern centers from the tower base up to the actual PP location via a crank up tower totaling 85' to the rotor location and what types or forms of actual wire to carry the PP current and of course the much smaller mag pulse feed signal.

I plan to use the loop fixtures that contain the coax feed lines and rotor wiring as well keep the lines sorted and in some order where i avoid tangles and radical bends.

What are other users doing to help contain and keep this working well and still supply the PP enough or better current supply.

Thanx in advance for help and suggestions.  mac/mc  w5mc


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