It's not a TV antenna wire... what IS it?
There's a wire hanging down from the ceiling in one of my house's closets. I always thought it was an old style TV antenna wire: the kind with two parallel conductors separated by a web of plastic.
Last night I actually needed the thing, and took a close look for the first time. It's something I've never seen before, and I don't know what.
Imagine an old style TV antenna wire that's about twice as wide as normal, with four conductors instead of two. One of the outside conductors is silver colored; the other three are copper. All are much heavier than one would expect, probably about 14 gauge.
The house has a wall-mounted antenna rotation control. The wire might be related to that... but if so, why is it in a closet about 20 feet away from the control?
A stereo speaker cable? If so, why four conductors in ONE cable? The two pairs have to split at some point, so why bind them together at all? And why one silver conductor, three copper?
And if the wire is meant to be attached to any kind of electronic device, why put in a closet in the front hall, where any device placed outside the closet would tend to block the door?