Visit a cable TV office...ask about acquiring (free, usually) scraps or
roll ends of their 75 ohm cable. Scraps to them is typically anything under
200'. 1/2", 3/4" & 1" are all common CATV line diameters, and it is quality
(low loss) material. You can buy or build 1/4 wavelength matching sections
to match to 50 ohms at each cable end.
At 05:54 AM 9/5/2002 -0400, you wrote:
>I am faced with a dilemma. I have one tower that will accommodate VHF/UHF
>antennas. Unfortunately, it would require 150-165' of coax per antenna. Its
>height is 70'. The height would be magnificent, but I worry about the cable
>loss, especially for 432 and 1.2 GHz. The only way to deal with this is to
>use very expensive cable ($3/ft).
>The other option is to install a second tower that is much closer (70'), but
>with a lesser height (50'). I already own the tower. Which would you
>choose? My wife does not want the second tower for obvious reasons. But I
>may not have a choice!!
>Your input is greatly appreciated.
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