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Blackbeen 15-Jun-2012 6:25 AM

Eagle Aspen ROTR100 cable question
 
I've never installed a rotor before. When I inquired information on the cost of cable from the receptionist of the installer I'm using she gave me 2 different prices by foot for rotor & coax cable, as far as I can tell: http://www.antennasdirect.com/cmss_f...%20-%20PBI.pdf the
Eagle Aspen ROTR100 just uses standard coax cable to power the unit (with a separate power connection). Is this atypical for rotors? I know they generally install Channel Master rotors & I don't know if those use a different cable type.

GroundUrMast 15-Jun-2012 10:25 AM

Traditionally, TV antenna rotators have used 3 or 4 conductor, non-shielded cable between the control unit and the rotator. The Eagle Aspen design is unique in that it uses RG-6 coax instead.

So to answer your question,
Quote:

Is this atypical for rotors?
Yes, but RG-6 is cheap and easy to obtain now days so 'atypical' is not a bad thing.

Blackbeen 15-Jun-2012 1:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GroundUrMast (Post 25749)
Traditionally, TV antenna rotators have used 3 or 4 conductor, non-shielded cable between the control unit and the rotator. The Eagle Aspen design is unique in that it uses RG-6 coax instead.

So to answer your question, Yes, but RG-6 is cheap and easy to obtain now days so 'atypical' is not a bad thing.

Yes, she quoted me 50 Vs. 32 cent a foot so this is good. :)


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