300 foot runs, both 1/2" (CATV industry "500) and 3/4" (CATV industry 750);
plan to install some 1" (CATV 1000?) this fall. So far I've employed the
W8ZD baluns; for 2m & up, 1/12 wavelength baluns on 6m, no baluns on HF,
although plans are in 1994 ARRL handbook for broad band HF baluns. Plan to
build my own next time.
I have some 1/2" & some 3/4" CATV hardline splices to sell if anyone is
interested; same that the CATV installers use.
At 09:32 PM 8/8/2002 +0000, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>Have had very good luck using long runs, 400 feet of 3/4" (maybe slightly
>less) hardline with 75/50 baluns at each end. been in the ground three
>years w/o problem. Wonder whether other towertalkians have had same
>experience. Much cheaper than 50 ohm equivalent. In my case free from the
>local provider. Connectors are quite easy to modify. Pete W2YG
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Robin Midgett KB4IDC