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[Towertalk] cable TV hardline

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Subject: [Towertalk] cable TV hardline
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Date: Fri, 9 Aug 2002 04:21:51 -0600
I've been using 3/4 inch CATV for my 300 to 600 ft runs
in multiples of 1/2 WL (without baluns) for10 to 20 years.
My BEST connections (long term - NO failures) have been
to simple solder the center conductor from the flexible coax
to the center conductor of the hardline and the use a cable
clamp to hold a ground lug soldered to the braid of the flexible
cable.  Point the cables UP and cover with a plastic bottle.
My first such connection is still going strong after 20 years.

Tom  N4KG

On Thu, 08 Aug 2002 writes:
> 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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