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Subject: [TowerTalk] 75 ohm hardline/twinlead
From: (Press W Jones)
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 1997 15:09:55 EST
For 60 ft at HF, neither ladder line or catv hardline is worth the
hassle. Run it nice and clean with a good RG213/U and forget it for 10
-15 years.
Press Jones, N8UG
The Wireman, Inc., Landrum, SC 29356
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On Wed, 29 Oct 1997 11:21:48 -0500 writes:
>I have 2 questions:
>I recently obtained some 75 ohm hardline from my cable company.  In
>talking to the gentleman who gave it to me (and is also a ham with a
>lot of antenna experience), I asked him about a means of matching the
>75 ohm hardline to the 50 ohm input  for my Icom 765.  His comment was
>basically not to even bother or worry about it.....just hook it up and
>go for it.  While he certainly seems to know what he is talking about,
>I am still curious as to whether this will work as easily as he says 
>second question:  I have also heard (and wondered why not)  that
>instead of using coax to feed    my beam, that I should just try  400
>ohm ladder line (I assume with a proper  balun of some kind) to feed
>the beam and I should get real good results with minimum loss.  Since 
>am only going to have a short  run of about 60 feet to the beam, why
>not use the ladder line instead of the more expensive coax?  It seems
>that I have only heard of a few stations that use this method, 
>else going with the standard coax.  Comments please!
>Regards,   Bill - WX8S
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