D.I.Y Freeview aerial question

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  1. oldwellian

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    Hi,
    Whenever I look at external aerials, the co-ax is allways taped down the outside of the mast, I can not think of a logical reason why for neatness alone it is not run down the inside of the mast, could anybody tell me if their is a technical objection to this before I do my monkey act up the pole.
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  2. SeanT

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    Run it down the middle if it looks neater, as far as I can tell it's only run on the outside of the pole for ease of installation and access - and I used to know a bit about RF and aerials a while back!
     
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    If you pass the cable down inside the mast it's difficult to prevent it from moving around and chafing on the sharp internal edge. Leaving it on the outside lets you secure it with cable ties. (I don't recommend using PVC tape - the glue doesn't last long in sunlight - it's for the cowboys).
     
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    i second the idea of not running coax down the inside of a mast as stated as it will move and chafe on the end of the tube and then you will have to do it all over again in the future, and rather sooner than you think
     
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    Thanks guys for your views, very helpfull points, I will stick to outside,
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    I beg to differ, where are these edges that are sharp enough to cut into coax? I've run power (earth bonded), VGA and audio down a unicol projector pole and it's never cut into it....
     

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