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Author Topic: Shack coax  (Read 797 times)
N4MSG
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« on: December 18, 2011, 04:47:41 AM »

I'm moving my shack and I'm going to make all new coax interconnect cables. I would like some options on the which coax you would recommend. I have been using RG-8X from the Radio to the tuner and amp, then LMR-400 to the antennas. I thought about using the LMR, but it's to stiff and I've got a LOTT of it!

73,

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N3WAK
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« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2011, 05:09:28 AM »

This exact topic was extensively addressed already in the past week.  I would recommend you look through the recent threads, although much is dependent upon how much power you're running and the frequencies on which you operate.  73, Tony
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K1CJS
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« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2011, 09:33:08 AM »

Unless you're talking frequencies above the 440 mhz UHF band, what you propose is certainly good enough.  If, however, you're more of a perfectionist, you'll want to use lower loss coax throughout.
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N4KD
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« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2011, 05:56:56 AM »

You could always use one of the ultra-flex versions of LMR cable. I'm using LMR-240 for patch cables in the shack.

Dave
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