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Subject: [TowerTalk] Coax???
From: (Bob Nielsen)
Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2001 09:35:47 -0700
On Wed, Jun 13, 2001 at 08:58:26AM -0700, Bob Nielsen wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 13, 2001 at 08:27:35AM -0500, MikeB wrote:
> > Anybody out there ever heard of 'ARG-17A/U'???  It appears to be .75inch
> > heliax of some sort.  I got about 50 feet of it from a guy who didn't
> > know what the specs were.
> I don't know about "ARG-17A/U", but RG-17A/U is flexible coax with an
> O.D. of 17.3 mm (0.681 in.).  You could sort of look at it as the next
> size up from RG-8/U.  If you can find a copy of MIL-C-17, that should
> have the specs. 

I double-checked and that is the diameter over the dielectric.  The
O.D. wasn't listed on the sheet I found, but ~.75 or so sounds about
right.  I have seen it before and recall it is pretty big stuff (the
term 'flexible' doesn't quite seem appropriate).  I don't remember what
material was used for the dielectric.


Bob Nielsen, N7XY                
Bainbridge Island, WA            
IOTA NA-065, USI WA-028S 

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