[TowerTalk] : Rotor wire question.??

john at kk9a.com john at kk9a.com
Mon Nov 11 21:49:45 EST 2013

If I read your post correctly your tower must be right next to your shack. 
$200 for rotator wires is really not bad for a big antenna system. I am not 
familiar with the M2 2800, if it uses a reed switch, their control box may 
work better if you use shielded wire for the sensor.  If you have money left 
over, you could get a Champion Radio mast clamp and a Green Heron control 

John KK9A

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Subject:[TowerTalk] Rotor wire question.??
From:"Dan Cisson" <n4gnr at windstream.net>
Date:Mon, 11 Nov 2013 19:45:45 -0500
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I have just installed a M2 2800 rotor at 150 ft...I have about a 185 ft run 
the shack....
I really am having a tough time convincing myself to give almost 1.00 a ft 
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 
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 
want to double up on smaller gauge
 wire and run that.....I wonder if when D.O.T. runs cable to traffic lights 
4 or more conductors in a bundle??
Any ideas ?? This would give some good ideas to others....I just hate to 
nearly 200.00 on a rotor cable !!!!! Dan N4GNR 

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