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Author Topic: Antenna coax too short! Extension OK?  (Read 387 times)
KD5ZVV
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« on: December 11, 2003, 09:22:06 PM »

My antenna coax isn't long enough to allow me to mount my 5/8 wave mag mount antenna in the center of the roof on my supercab Ranger.  Is there any downside to adding a prefab 5 foot piece of coax to extend the antenna feed so it will reach?  Thanks!
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KC8AXJ
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« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2003, 01:24:23 AM »

No.

You are most likely working with RG 58 right?
What came with the antenna is probably 10-15 feet so another 5 won't really kill ya (power loss wise).

Going 40-50 feet (VHF UHF) with that stuff is another story.
Naturally,in HF it's no big deal though.

73 & Have a blast !
Steve

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KD5ZVV
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« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2003, 07:21:56 PM »

Thanks!
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KD7EZE
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« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2004, 05:49:35 AM »

Start at the mount, and install a new piece of coax, that is long enough. Extension cords (if you will) are no good. While you're at it, use some good coax in its place. While RG-58 is already lossy at VHF and above, adding connectors and couplers only adds to the losses, not a good idea.
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