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[Towertalk] Need VHF/UHF Antenna Advice

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Subject: [Towertalk] Need VHF/UHF Antenna Advice
From: (Robin Midgett)
Date: Thu, 05 Sep 2002 14:12:49 -0500
Hi Ed,
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.
>Ed NI6S
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