On Tue, 1 Jun 2004 11:29:03 -0500, Dave N RQ wrote:
>Anyone have knowledge of CommScope coax, made in USA?
There was a HUGE warehouse full of several versions of this stuff, left over
of a major ISP/cell phone company. One of my ham buddies found it and visited
it last fall,
and bought a couple of dozen 1,000 ft spools.
I have two 1,000 foot spoinols of 3227, which is black, #10 solid copper,
braid, foil, foam dielectric, black PE jacket. Specs say it is OK for direct
performance peaks 500 MHz - 1.5 GHz. I wouldn't call it "poor man's" anything
-- this is
good stuff. It is not intended for portable use or for anything that will be
flexed in use. I
believe the jacket is OK for UV, but I'm not sure. The cable is a bit loose in
Commscope is a well respected US cable vendor, and was a spinoff from a major
telco. I've visited their booth at trade shows and been impressed with those
who manned it
(and I'm not easily impressed). This cable is cheap because it's from a
because it's in any way inferior. If this is something that you could use
within ten years or
so, it's a steal.
Jim Brown K9YC
See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless Weather
Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any questions
and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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