[amsat-bb] Re: Yaesu Rotator Cable

Bill Bordy, NJ1H nj1h at comcast.net
Sun May 29 17:41:49 PDT 2011

Check out spinkler wire at Home Depot. 18 GA,  7 conductor is available. 
Of course, it can be buried if required. The wire I used specifically 
said okay for burial. Run the numbers to see if the voltage drop is an 
issue based on length. There is 4 and 5 conductor available also. You 
could use more than 1 cable and parallel if needed. I was in a rush and 
I have used the sprinkler wire for a rotator without any issues yet. I 
occurs to me that perhaps UV resistance might be an issue, but haven't 
had a problem yet. Any comments from anyone else on the use of sprinkler 
cable for rotators?


On 5/29/2011 5:16 PM, Mike1234 wrote:
> I have looked all over the place I was wondering if someone could tell me
> where I can get the six conductor rotator cable for the yaesu 5500 rotator.
>         Mike   N8GBU
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