When I had to relocate my repeater, to my QTH, I purchased 500' of
Davis BuryFlex. Since I had to cross two driveways, which are used
by the neighbor farmer, and the antenna would be mounted on his
100' grain auger, I opted for 1/2" EMT conduit. It took fifteen 10-foot
pieces, plus the couplings, to get from the shack to the vertical run,
the cost was, approximately, $30 extra. Keeps the heavy equipment
from crushing the coax and also protects it from "chewing" critters.
I think it was a small, additional, expense.
73 de WN0L
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Sent: Monday, December 20, 2004 10:01 AM
Subject: [TowerTalk] burying coax
> Depending on the length of the run, wouldn't it be a better way to go in
> using Heliax? I'm not talking about brand new 1 5/8 stuff. Rather, if
> around at hamfests, lots of used 1/2 inch and 7/8 inch can be picked up
> the same price if not cheaper than the 9913F and the buriable LMR400.
> buys can be gotten for short pieces of this stuff in lengths less than 100
> The used ends are especially cheap for the 1/2 inch stuff.
> An added bonus is the low loss of the hardline and other than the kinking,
> is tough as nails.
> Bill K4XS
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