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Author Topic: Belden 8885 substitute?  (Read 436 times)
KC9KEP
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« on: December 20, 2009, 04:00:50 PM »

Hello all!

In one of my older QST books, they mention the use of
Belden 8885 cable in a construction article.

Judging by the photograph, 8885 is single conductor braided shielded
cable that is unsheathed with any vinyl jacket.

It's nice to use in homebrews because it can be routed against
the chassis and easily soldered to ground.

I've downloaded the Belden product catalogue but cannot
locate such a part number.

Would anyone know if this great product is still available somewhere
or if a substitute is available?

Thanks all!

-Big Nick
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WB2WIK
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« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2009, 02:46:28 PM »

I just use RG58A/U or C/U for this.  Use a single edged razor blade to "zip" down the jacket material, pull off the jacket, and use the shielded conductor like 8885.  Works fine, handles at least a kilovolt.
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