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[TowerTalk] Coax Rating

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Coax Rating
From: (Tom Rauch)
Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2001 15:03:23 -0500
> Other the other hand, perhaps I bought some cheap RG8X at some point,
> because it certainly did develop shorts.  I found myself cutting the
> line in half, then in half again, etc. till I found them. I've always
> presumed it was voltage breakdown, not heat, since I've always kept
> the SWR low, but who knows, I might have loaded it up on an odd band
> at some point. 

I've bought RG-6 coax, and had several hunks laying on the ground 
short with 18 volts DC.

The problem is the cable was defective from the get-go.

73, Tom

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