> If you have RG8 with only 15% or .7 dB measured loss that is lower than
> even what the mfg. rate for polyfoam at 30 Mhz for 100' which is typically .9
> dB--regular RG-8 is 1 dB/100'.
I never said it was 100 feet. It was more like 80 or 85 feet, and
it was at 29MHz.
> Cherish that coax.
I do. I got several pieces of it free, from a good ham friend.
> It might be a calibration error in the Bird.
Sure, but my point was not really laboratory loss measurement
techniques and error analysis. It was simply that a 15% power loss
can be expected from (an 85 foot length) of GOOD, NEW, coax.
George T. Daughters, K6GT
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