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Old 02-18-2012, 03:50 PM
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So i need some coax for my new antennas and amps

ive used

CNT 400
LMR 400

and im happy with both, runs will be 40 feet up the tower and 10 into shack, 50 total.

i can get a good deal on 1/4 heliax, but it wont be able to make it into the radio as its too stiff, and would jumper a couple feet with LMR 400 or CNT

ive also been looking at jefa tech coax

what would you use, and why


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what would you use, and why
LMR400 .... because I have several hundred feet of it, it's low loss, and works to a 1" bend radius.
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Of the choices you gave I would have to say the LMR-400. But only if this is for VHF/UHF. If it's for HF, then all three of the choices are very much 'over-kill'. Even for VHF/UHF the heliax isn't exactly reasonable.
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Of the choices you gave I would have to say the LMR-400. But only if this is for VHF/UHF. If it's for HF, then all three of the choices are very much 'over-kill'. Even for VHF/UHF the heliax isn't exactly reasonable.
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I have lmr on everything including my HF beam, i have 213 to my dipole, i like the LMR, but the 1/4 heliax although is quite small has nice loss figures

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Aw go on and go for it 23, that heliax will really get you out. Just keep us posted on how it works out.
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I use Heliax LDF5-50a HF and LDF7-50a VHF through SHF

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I have some *MPOWER coax if you're interested

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