[TowerTalk] Long rotor run

Jim Brown jim at audiosystemsgroup.com
Mon Nov 21 10:16:04 PST 2011

On 11/21/2011 8:18 AM, Cqtestk4xs at aol.com wrote:
> Wiring costs were just a fraction of what I would have paid  for 8 conductor wire with two 14 wires.

Yes. I have a long run to the rotor on my tall tower, and use ordinary 
14-4 house wire for most of the run.  It really is the least expensive 
way to do it.  While the jacket won't last forever in the sun, there's 
only relatively low voltage on it, so insulation breakdown is not a 
concern until it actually shorts.  Like you, I used that 14-4 on the 
ground and some better stuff that I found at an electronics surplus 
store (in Sunnyvale)  to go up the tower.  Mine is a Yaesu, which uses a 
DC motor, so the only issue is DC resistance.

73, Jim K9YC

More information about the TowerTalk mailing list