Now I vote that this guy is sane. He CLEARLY is not an avid dx-er, to
whom each 1/10th of a db is like giving up a vacation to heaven.
Keep enjoying life !!! Those db's won't count, when you are six feet
deep, huh ?? Hi HI HI HI
Now try to convince those dx-types of the truth of the above
73 and gud dx de Jim K4PYT
David Jordan wrote:
> I have had my coax buried in my yard for over 20yrs. Pulled it up because
> we're moving...some was RG8, RG213, RG214, RG58....all was in good shape, even
> where some of the squirrels had chewed off the outside covering the oxidation
> was limited to a few inches.
> Never noticed any decrease in performance although I'm sure the experts will
> there was a decrease due to the age, moisture, etc. However, I think the real
> decrease in performance over the 20yr period has been in my ears and
> brain...perhaps more so than in the coax. On this too I fee sure the experts
> will agree.
> I'm building a new place in the country. I don't intend to spend too much
> energy or money on conduits, pumping/ filling in the pipes or pressuring the
> conduits and using an air dryer process (likek they do in TV commercial
> feedline). Nope, I'll just bury it and not worry about it. Might even just
> it on the ground and let gravity suck it in over the years.
> In another 20yrs I won't give a damn if I have a few db of loss or a little
> SWR...I'll be happy to just be breathing and waking up in the morning...
> SO, I guess if you have more money and time on your hands than you can imagine
> what to do with you might attempt to duplicate a utility company type
> installation for your coax. It will surely be something to chat about over the
> radio even if the guy on the other end keeps asking you to repeat yourself
> because his hearing is going ;-)
> HAVE FUN,
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