[TowerTalk] : Rotor wire question.??
w7ry at centurytel.net
Mon Nov 11 22:13:15 EST 2013
My OR2800 has 120 feet of cable. I use 2ea #16 for the motor and 2ea (1
pair in a 4 pair cat 3 cable) for the sensor.
On 11/11/2013 6:49 PM, john at kk9a.com wrote:
> 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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