RG8U cable management solutions

Discussion in 'General Technical Questions and Answers' started by KN6OAK, Apr 11, 2021.

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  1. W1GHD

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    DX Engineering sells them. Search their website for coax clamp.

    I just used them to bring the LMR-400 down from my X-50. Forget about zip ties, unless you feel like climbing up to replace them every couple of years.
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  2. KA0GKT

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    Consider running it through a piece of conduit hung from Unistrut.
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  3. KA9JLM

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    That is a bit of overkill, Yes, No, Maybe so ?
  4. KA0GKT

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    Perhaps, but consider that RG-8u has a nominal outside diameter of .405" (10.29mm). If you run a piece of 2" EMT across the roof, you can easily fit three runs of RG-8u size coaxial cable along with various sundry control cables (remote antenna switch, rotor cable, preamplifiers, etc, ad nauseum...)

    If the EMT is solidly tied to the rafters via Unistrut, the XYL can hang standard wire or plastic hangers from the EMT for "Springtime Airing Out", which, the OP may or may-not mention to their significant other entirely at their discretion.:D
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