[TowerTalk] Rotor wire question.??

Dan Cisson n4gnr at windstream.net
Mon Nov 11 19:45:45 EST 2013

I have just installed a M2 2800 rotor at 150 ft...I have about a 185 ft run to the shack....
I really am having a tough time convincing myself to give almost 1.00 a ft for what M2 recommends...
The Wireman has the cable for 79 cents a ft...time I go get it., and tax,, close to 1.00 a ft maybe...
My question to all the brilliant minds out there....There HAS to be something more readily available that will do
the job that has 4 conductors 16 gauge or better.    I have considered 14/3 with a ground,, may not stand up to 
the enviroment....I have rotor cable thats smaller gauge,,, But.I surely do not want to double up on smaller gauge
 wire and run that.....I wonder if when D.O.T. runs cable to traffic lights has 4 or more conductors in a bundle?? 
Any ideas ?? This would give some good ideas to others....I just hate to spend nearly 200.00 on a rotor cable !!!!! Dan N4GNR

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