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Hardline and Rotors

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Subject: Hardline and Rotors
From: (Frank Donovan)
Date: Sat, 19 Oct 1996 12:13:39 -0400 (EDT)
The Andrew Catalog clearly states that LDF4-50A (1/2 inch Andrew Heliax)
is rated for 15 bends minimum, and 50 bends typical.  Unless you are
planning to rotate your antenna less than 50 times, Heliax is just not a
good choice.  

On Sat, 19 Oct 1996, Floyd Soo, KF8AT wrote:
> I have heard somewhere that 1/2" Heliax will work fine around a rotor.  
> I've been told that a spiral rap of a couple of turns will allow enough 
> slack for antenna rotation without ill effects to the hardline.  I was 
> also told that std 1/2" Heliax works better, or is more durable, than 
> super-flex.   Any thoughts??
> 73,
> Floyd Soo, KF8AT

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