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Subject: [TowerTalk] Coax Rating
From: (Bob Alexander)
Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2001 06:16:18 -0600
Hi Ted,
My RG Cable Guide is so old it does not list RG8X.  However, for RG8 and 8A
it says to use
 If weight is a concern, why not use a half wavelength of ladder line from
the antenna feed point to a place near the ground where you can connect it
to a coax via a 1:1 balun.  You could also use ladder line all the way to
the shack and a tuner.

73, Bob, W5AH

-----Original Message-----

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.
Ted    K9HUH


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