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Re: [TenTec] openwire feed OT

To: Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [TenTec] openwire feed OT
From: Robert & Linda McGraw K4TAX <RMcGraw@Blomand.Net>
Reply-to: Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Thu, 02 Feb 2006 17:40:46 -0600
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Folks, if you can run or intend to run coax through the wall or window or 
whatever, then run the balanced line the same route.  Better yet you do not 
have to deal with the loss in the coax.  The fact is under any circumstance 
the open wire/balanced feed will have less loss than any equal length of 

Remember, less loss means more RF to be radiated.  Loss is heat.

Bob, K4TAX

>I run mine through the wall with two pieces of RG-8 coax WITHOUT the 
>shield.  Spacing is same as balanced line and uses two separate holes.

>>Guys, this may be a stupid question, but if you use two parallel pieces of
>>(long) coax, wouldn't you have twice the loss.  On the other hand, 
>>in parallel would mean half the loss.  In any case, coax is lossy, heavy,
>>and expensive, so why would you use a long run of two coax cables?
>>Using short lengths to going through the wall is a good idea, but then why
>>would you need to tie the shields together at all and why ground them?

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