[TowerTalk] TowerTalk Digest, Vol 40, Issue 1

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Sat Apr 1 08:52:11 EST 2006

Dino is correct.  According to Andrew, FSJ4-50 is NOT designed for 
outdoor use -- although many people have done so.

Dan -- N3ND

Message: 8
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2006 20:52:38 -0800
From: Dino Darling <dino at k6rix.com>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] FSJ4-50b - Direct burial, or not?
To: Brian Moran <brianmo at yahoo.com>
Cc: towertalk at contesting.com
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Not only is FSJ not direct burial, but it wasn't designed to be
outdoors.  I don't even think there is any UV protection in the jacket 

FSJ was designed for indoor jumpers.  At least, that's my 

At 07:36 PM 03/31/2006, Brian Moran wrote:

>I'm coming down the home stretch with a tower, the first for me in
>this QTH, and with the long run to it (180' or so) am using FSJ4-50b
>cable -- something that I've not used before. I am digging a trench
>(almost done) for a 3" conduit containing rotor, steppir, extra
>control (cat-5), and some extra pulling cords for the future. I have
>8 gauge UF cable going in the trench NOT in the conduit for an
>outlet near the tower; I have some massive 75 ohm catv hardline also
>going in the trench for no good reason other than I haven't used it
>for anything else in the 3 years I've had it, and it's better to
>store it below ground :-)
>   The big question: Do I put the FSJ4-50b in the conduit or not? I
> see that some folks have been using it above ground... buried, must
> it be in the conduit?
>   Thanks,
>   Brian N9ADG

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