[TowerTalk] Rotor wire question.??

Doug Scribner dscribner at myfairpoint.net
Mon Nov 11 19:53:22 EST 2013

I'd follow the manufacturers recommendation.

$200 is a pretty small investment considering what you probably have into the entire system already.

Doug - K1ZO

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On Nov 11, 2013, at 7:45 PM, "Dan Cisson" <n4gnr at windstream.net> wrote:

> 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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