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Author Topic: Exterior Wall Penetration options?  (Read 17710 times)
NA6M
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« Reply #15 on: June 15, 2014, 02:35:10 PM »

I ran underground, three 2" schedule 40 PVC conduits from the base of my tower along a 70 foot run to the house. Sweeping 90 bends at each end with the tower side coming into a junction box where the lightning protection is located, tying into the tower ground. The end at the house terminates into Cantex LBs that are drilled through the stone work. Inside the garage another junction box takes the outside feeds and joins them to the conduit runs that feed the radio room where the cables are all terminated in a wall mounted patch panel. The photo of the wall mount box in the radio room does not show all the cables as this was a work in progress when the photo was taken. The one inch PVC above the Cantex LBs is used to bring utility power to the tower. The rotor connector is an 8 pin Neutrik Speakon connector.

The original cable runs to the tower came out of the attic above the garage, ran under the walkway through the drain pipe and above ground to the tower with no lightning protection. Since this is central Texas west of I-35, putting the conduits underground meant renting a rock saw. Cutting the trench was an all day job.

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« Reply #16 on: June 15, 2014, 06:49:57 PM »

N6AM...Very nice and neat install. Functional and looks good. A great combination!
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« Reply #17 on: June 17, 2014, 07:13:27 AM »

NA6M - Nice job! Is it on the air yet?
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« Reply #18 on: June 17, 2014, 07:28:02 PM »

Yes it is!

NA6M - Nice job! Is it on the air yet?
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