I think the LMR cables are great. The LMR-400 is very nice and very
flexible. At 150', you are going to loose a bit on 70 cm. But on FM at
65', you will still hit every repeater in 50 miles + with 35-50 watts going
down the line. Yea, LMR-600 would be better at those frequencies, but the
down side is that it takes a special connector - not the usual PL259 or N.
If you have a friend that works for Cellular Source like I do, you can
borrow the VERY expensive crimper for a few $10 N-connectors. The -400
stuff is still fine at your range and at those frequencies and for your
planned use. (Still, compare the loss figures for BuryFlex-9914 vs.
Yes, Bill Hider's web site is great ! Bookmark it --- soon !
> From: KB2HUK@aol.com
> Date: Wed, 9 Jan 2002 14:10:03 EST
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: [TowerTalk] coax help
> HI guys: I have a question. I have a run of about 150' from the radio to
> the antenna . I am using Lmr 400 for HF I will also plan on putting up a
> vertical dual band up for FM at 65 feet. Question is Lmr good enough for
> 2mtrs and 70 cm or do I have to go with hard line . I am interested in
> hitting repeters farther away and long distance simplex.
> thanks John
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