Squirrel Coax Damage
About 3 weeks ago I suddenly lost connectivity to my antennas. It is two separate antennas connected with the original Channel Master 7777 dual input preamplifier. My thinking was the amplifier failed so I picked up an RCA dual input and headed up to the roof to find a squirrel had chewed through my down feed at several locations. He also chewed through my rotor control cable.
I spent a couple hours replacing the coax and repairing the rotor cable and everything was good for two days till it appears he chewed through it again.
A Google search revealed this is something ham operators encounter semi-regularly as well. The resolution for most of them has been to encase the coax in PVC or conduit. Does anybody have any other suggestions?