Interesting but what if you have 3 radios with coax (same type) from each running in a cable tray and terminating at the bulk head (or in my case, an array of antenna switches) and for some reason decided to disconnect all three at once....
The original post was referencing ANTENNA runs, not jumper runs. In any event, there is nothing wrong with marking the jumper coax cables too--or just avoid disconnecting them all at once. The original post follows:
I currently have 6 antennas and use LMR400 or RG213U. Soon I'll be adding at least 3 more antennas.
It's very easy to confuse all those runs of coax. I tried using paper labels with wide clear packing tape but they don't stick very well or take kindly to being handled. Then graduated to colored zip ties but they don't make enough colors for 9 antenna runs.
How do you permanently label your coax cables to eliminate confusion?
If you can't avoid disconnecting everything, get a cable TV pinger used to trace CATV cables--or make one. When I was working as a building superintendent, I got one to help me find the ends of unmarked cables so proper connections could be made, either house antenna or commercial cable connections. You put the pinger at one end of the cable and the indicator is used to locate the other end. With the appropriate adapters, it works well for any other type antenna cables too--if I need it to. 73!