On Mon, 27 Dec 2004 14:21:10 -0500, Richard DiDonna NN3W wrote:
>The stuff I've seen for sale locally is CommScope item #3227.
It's very good stuff, optimized for very low loss at UHF. NOT very
flexible -- this is for permanent install where it won't move. Solid
copper center (#10 if I recall correctly), braid plus foil shield,
reasonably easy to handle, fits standard connectors. Commscope has
the reputation of a very good cable company.
The history of the batch for sale (a HUGE quantity) is that it was
sold to internet bubble company that went belly up (Winstar, I
think), so was sold at about a small fraction of its cost to various
wholesalers. One of my friends bought a couple of dozen 1,000 ft
spools, I bought two of them from him, sold one to three local hams.
Have used several hundred feet so far to feed HF (20-10) and VHF
(50, 144, and 440) antennas, a few patch cables, the rest is in my
You should be able to google to find a pdf data sheet.
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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