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1. [TowerTalk] Orion 2800 Rotator Cable Replacement (score: 1)
Author: Elliott Lawrence via TowerTalk <towertalk@contesting.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Dec 2019 12:50:10 -0800
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 ca
/archives//html/Towertalk/2019-12/msg00032.html (7,359 bytes)

2. Re: [TowerTalk] Orion 2800 Rotator Cable Replacement (score: 1)
Author: Richard Thorne <rthorne@rthorne.net>
Date: Mon, 9 Dec 2019 15:04:03 -0600
Elliot, Check thewireman.com  They have cable specifically for the Orion 2800.  It's part # 306. Dxengineering carries part DXE-CW1812OR for the 2800.  That cable has an extra ground wire. Rich - N5Z
/archives//html/Towertalk/2019-12/msg00033.html (8,285 bytes)

3. Re: [TowerTalk] Orion 2800 Rotator Cable Replacement (score: 1)
Author: "Bob Shohet, KQ2M" <kq2m@kq2m.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Dec 2019 18:36:44 -0500
I seriously doubt that they have #306 because I had to wait one month to get enough to follow-up with me repeatedly to tell me that it is very likely that they will never have the CQ304 again. It is
/archives//html/Towertalk/2019-12/msg00035.html (9,656 bytes)

4. Re: [TowerTalk] Orion 2800 Rotator Cable Replacement (score: 1)
Author: <n6sj@earthlink.net>
Date: Mon, 9 Dec 2019 20:10:59 -0800
Elliott, Yes, that Wireman #306 cable is what I used for my Orion 2800 in 2013. Has been solid so far, turning a SteppIR DB42. 73, Steve N6SJ Elliot, Check thewireman.com They have cable specifically
/archives//html/Towertalk/2019-12/msg00038.html (9,895 bytes)

5. Re: [TowerTalk] Orion 2800 Rotator Cable Replacement (score: 1)
Author: "Bob Shohet, KQ2M" <kq2m@kq2m.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Dec 2019 23:26:58 -0500
I find it so odd that neither Deborah or anyone else at the Wireman ever mentioned this to me, ESPECIALLY when they know that they have not been able to fill my request for CQ304. 73 Bob KQ2M Elliott
/archives//html/Towertalk/2019-12/msg00039.html (10,656 bytes)

6. Re: [TowerTalk] Orion 2800 Rotator Cable Replacement (score: 1)
Author: k7lxc--- via TowerTalk <towertalk@contesting.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2019 17:58:30 +0000 (UTC)
    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 b
/archives//html/Towertalk/2019-12/msg00051.html (8,863 bytes)

7. Re: [TowerTalk] Orion 2800 Rotator Cable Replacement (score: 1)
Author: Robert Harmon <k6uj@pacbell.net>
Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2019 10:12:22 -0800
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 deteriora
/archives//html/Towertalk/2019-12/msg00052.html (9,216 bytes)

8. Re: [TowerTalk] Orion 2800 Rotator Cable Replacement (score: 1)
Author: john@kk9a.com
Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2019 14:27:54 -0600
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 Pro
/archives//html/Towertalk/2019-12/msg00054.html (8,802 bytes)

9. Re: [TowerTalk] Orion 2800 Rotator Cable Replacement (score: 1)
Author: Elliott Lawrence via TowerTalk <towertalk@contesting.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2019 12:42:16 -0800
Thanks for all of the comments. The cable has a 50+ foot run on a flat roof with direct SoCal sun exposure for 12+ years. I cant inspect the existing cable but $70 for a replacement run when Im spend
/archives//html/Towertalk/2019-12/msg00055.html (10,040 bytes)

10. Re: [TowerTalk] Orion 2800 Rotator Cable Replacement (score: 1)
Author: "Richard (Rick) Karlquist" <richard@karlquist.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2019 12:45:01 -0800
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 _______________________________________________ ____________
/archives//html/Towertalk/2019-12/msg00056.html (8,778 bytes)

11. Re: [TowerTalk] Orion 2800 Rotator Cable Replacement (score: 1)
Author: Wayne Kline <w3ea@hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2019 21:01:28 +0000
I have found that exposed THHN will loose its clear layer after a few years exposed, BUT the vinyl coating stayed in tact for some time. At my Old QTH my PropPitch rotors were feed with THHN I then a
/archives//html/Towertalk/2019-12/msg00057.html (10,902 bytes)

12. Re: [TowerTalk] Orion 2800 Rotator Cable Replacement (score: 1)
Author: "john@kk9a.com" <john@kk9a.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2019 16:13:10 -0500
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
/archives//html/Towertalk/2019-12/msg00058.html (9,823 bytes)

13. Re: [TowerTalk] Orion 2800 Rotator Cable Replacement (score: 1)
Author: Jim Brown <jim@audiosystemsgroup.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2019 13:49:03 -0800
On 12/10/2019 1:13 PM, john@kk9a.com wrote: 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 purpos
/archives//html/Towertalk/2019-12/msg00059.html (10,313 bytes)

14. Re: [TowerTalk] Orion 2800 Rotator Cable Replacement (score: 1)
Author: "Bob Shohet, KQ2M" <kq2m@kq2m.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2019 17:41:18 -0500
Hi Jim, A major advantage of using stretched wire is that un-stretched copper will stretch under tension over years. Before changing to stretched wire, I have seen you mention this a number of times
/archives//html/Towertalk/2019-12/msg00060.html (11,442 bytes)

15. Re: [TowerTalk] Orion 2800 Rotator Cable Replacement (score: 1)
Author: Jim Brown <jim@audiosystemsgroup.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2019 16:27:43 -0800
On 12/10/2019 2:41 PM, Bob Shohet, KQ2M wrote: My non-engineering understanding of wires and stretch is that a given wire after being subject to variable strength forces over a given period of time,
/archives//html/Towertalk/2019-12/msg00061.html (10,991 bytes)

16. Re: [TowerTalk] Orion 2800 Rotator Cable Replacement (score: 1)
Author: jimlux <jimlux@earthlink.net>
Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2019 16:46:13 -0800
A major advantage of using stretched wire is that un-stretched copper will stretch under tension over years. Before changing to stretched wire, I have seen you mention this a number of times in the p
/archives//html/Towertalk/2019-12/msg00062.html (14,754 bytes)

17. Re: [TowerTalk] Orion 2800 Rotator Cable Replacement (score: 1)
Author: Jim Brown <jim@audiosystemsgroup.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2019 18:03:33 -0800
Yep. Usually NEAR one end but rarely AT the end. Our immovable object is usally a big redwood, but I've also used a telephone pole. W6GJB, who does the rigging and the pulling, is quite particular ab
/archives//html/Towertalk/2019-12/msg00065.html (9,716 bytes)

18. Re: [TowerTalk] Orion 2800 Rotator Cable Replacement (score: 1)
Author: Elliott Lawrence via TowerTalk <towertalk@contesting.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2019 21:05:59 -0800
This is too much of a stretch. Change the SUBJECT line if you are going to hijack the topic!! _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ TowerTalk
/archives//html/Towertalk/2019-12/msg00067.html (11,819 bytes)

19. Re: [TowerTalk] Orion 2800 Rotator Cable Replacement (score: 1)
Author: "Bob Shohet, KQ2M" <kq2m@kq2m.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2019 07:37:33 -0500
I hijacked the topic? Clearly you werent paying very much attention. The three posts prior to mine had nothing to do with your question they were discussing THHN, which had nothing to do with what yo
/archives//html/Towertalk/2019-12/msg00070.html (12,616 bytes)

20. Re: [TowerTalk] Orion 2800 Rotator Cable Replacement (score: 1)
Author: john@kk9a.com
Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2019 12:46:13 -0600
An alternative to the stretching exercise would be to purchase hard drawn copper wire, here are the specifications: http://www.cmewire.com/catalog/sec02-bcc/bcc-01.pdf. BTW, I used to purchase copper
/archives//html/Towertalk/2019-12/msg00074.html (10,176 bytes)


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