In a message dated 99-07-15 09:52:45 EDT, you write:
> What IS the cap, and what is the benefit of getting it closer to the
> tower, speaking of no dumb questions?
It's the motor-starting capacitor in Hy-Gain rotors. They get weaker
over time plus they're sensitive to voltage drop from a long run so at some
point it doesn't have enough capacity to start the motor. By moving it closer
to the rotator, it cancels out both of the problems or at least prolongs the
useful service life of the cap.
Cheers, Steve K7LXC
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