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[Towertalk] Coax opinions

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Subject: [Towertalk] Coax opinions
From: (Robert Shohet)
Date: Wed, 7 Aug 2002 21:16:01 -0400
Hi John,
> >
> >RG213 with the
> >non-contaminating jacket (suitable for direct burial)
> Bob--
> Just as long as you don't equate non-contaminating with
> suitable for direct burial.  They are two different things.
> Non-contaminating means that the plasticizers in the
> jacket won't migrate through the braid and into the
> dielectric and degrade performance (increase loss).
> Direct burial means that it has a special jacket that
> has no pin holes or has a filler type sealant that
> eliminates any leakage of water into the cable
> and keeps it from migrating through the braid,
> thereby increasing losses.

Thanks for the explanation.  The coax does have a non-contaminating
jacket and is meant for direct burial - I believe it is the buryflex
coax that was mentioned in another post.


Bob KQ2M

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