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Author Topic: Ethernet RG58 Patch Cord Use  (Read 442 times)
KB1OCC
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« on: August 06, 2008, 06:46:42 AM »

I have found several Ethernet BNC patchcords that have RG 58 / 50 ohms stamped on them.  I cut open and foung that the shielding is braided and the center conductor stranded.

Does anyone know if these would be decent to use for VHF/UHF use?

I looked on-line and they're really cheap compared to the cost of purchasing regular RG58 coax.

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Brian
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K7KBN
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« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2008, 02:48:15 PM »

Should be okay for VERY SHORT (< 5 foot) jumpers.  The loss of RG-58 at VHF is high and at UHF it's VERY high.

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Pat K7KBN
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