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Subject: [TowerTalk] Coax Rating
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Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2001 06:27:41 EST
In a message dated 2/28/01 8:40:35 PM Pacific Standard Time, 

> Am planning on trying to put up 3  1/2 waves on 40mtrs. and wonder if
>  anyone knows the maximum power that RG8X will handle on a relatively
>  short run less than 100 feet....I know I would probably be better off
>  with something like 213 or the like but am concerned with the weight
>  factor....Anyone had any major meltdowns using the lighter feed line.


    I've used the smaller RG-58 for legal limit low band antennas with no 
problem. Anecdotally I'd say you'd be okay. 

Cheers,    Steve    K7LXC
Tower Tech 

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