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Author Topic: Coax routing questions  (Read 517 times)
KG6YSF
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« on: March 17, 2013, 09:53:25 PM »

I am mounting a new radio set up in my Jeep Wrangler. My question is that for the 11m side I ran my coax from the radio mounted overhead to the ball mount on the rear. In doing so I wrapped the coax around the roll bar to eat up length. My question is should that be an issue? It is not tight like a choke but just spiraled around the bar kinda like a candy cane or a barber pole stripe.

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« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2013, 10:26:56 PM »

Shouldn't have any effect on the RF in between the center conductor and the inside surface of the coax shield (which is where it belongs).  But if the coax is that much too long, I'd cut it to fit.  Every extra foot of transmission line is a little bit of ohmic loss - probably not enough to worry about in this case, but try not to use that much more than you actually need.
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