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Old 03-17-2012, 05:20 AM
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At that distance hardline ( even if Heliax) or Ladder Line coax is his only chance to get out reasonably given the distance from his radio to antenna (even on HF frequency's )

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'Ladder-line' I can believe, but have trouble believing the 'hardline' (unless it was given to your friend).
You have trouble believing a lot of things.


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359,
You're right! And in most cases, I've got good reasons.
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I just wish you'd learn to actually admit when you you are wrong. But in certainly not holding my breath.

The man has posted several times that he got ahold if a large roll of aluminum shielded, heliax style coax.


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I just wish you'd learn to actually admit when you you are wrong. But in certainly not holding my breath.

The man has posted several times that he got ahold if a large roll of aluminum shielded, heliax style coax.

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All Oatmeal has to do is post some pictures of this setup and the issue will go away. And if he don't do that, then disbelief will continue to raise questions.

For years I've heard such tales from guys claiming they're using a very long feed line up on a mountain and calling it a mountain line, but I've never seen one show any evidence of such a setup. What is wrong with showing some proof?
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And please don't misunderstand, I have no reason to doubt him, I've never seen anyone's antenna over two football fields away from their house. Or, understood why you'd want one that far away.
As far as admitting I'm wrong, all you have to do is convince me I am. I don't think that's unreasonable. Do you?
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I grew up in WV and I helped a high school buddy do something like this. We had an air wound coax balun on each end and about 700 ft of ladder line in between run up the side of the mountain to a Radio Shack CLR-II antenna at 40 feet in pine tree we chopped off at about the halfway point.. Worked very well.

Maybe by "hardline" he meant ladder line? I can't see doing a coax run that far.
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It seems to me that he would have to be pretty bored to make up a "story" about his coax run then post questions related to it on multiple forums. I would be willing to bet that it's the doubters who are the boring ones.

I would be interested in Marconi's suggestion though, of checking how much wattage is making it up the mountain and into the antenna.

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