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Author Topic: On getting the signal from the tower into the home  (Read 790 times)
VE4BLB
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« on: July 09, 2011, 04:26:58 PM »

I am finalizing the details of my tower and now I wonder how best to get the coax and rotor cables into my home.
The tower will be about 10 feet from the house. Do I run the cables overhead, along the ground, or bury them? There is a sidewalk between the tower base and the back of the house and an "untouchable (XYL) " flower bed between the sidewalk and the house. The actual point of entry also puzzles me as to how to maintain weather tightness.
Thoughts anyone?
73 de me BLB
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« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2011, 06:07:52 PM »

bury the cables deep enough so the garden does not get in the way.  since your run is so short you could put the cables inside a water hose or pvc pipe for added protection from the xyl's digging.
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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2011, 06:41:12 PM »

The best way is the shortest route.  Typically that means overhead.  Asthetics usually mean burial.

Dick  AD4U
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