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Re: [TowerTalk] LMR-500

To: Barrie Smith <>,
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] LMR-500
From: Hector Garcia XE2K <>
Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2006 11:38:03 -0800 (PST)
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increase loss is very easy,  reduce loss is more

you need LMR-500  ?  LMR 500 is close to 1/2 inch
Hardline , 1/2 superflex is a little more than lmr400
but a little less that LMR-500,  use one of the coax
calculators that can find online using or
any other search

get the lenght at the freq you need.

more easy to find hardline that LMR-500 , i receive a
flyer from a company called Browning, the brand they
handle is TRAM  CB and Ham antennas, they have a type
400 cable and a 500 cable this cables are solid copper
not copper clad aluminum, weight a little more  than
LMR-400,  you can ask for samples, i get a samples and
looks good quality,  i don't buy any spool at the
moment but the price looks great , 500ft for less than
200 dlls in the 500 class and 160 for the 400 class
same 500ft

that was an option,  i will go for the hard line
better than looks for other option, easy to get

--- Barrie Smith <> wrote:

> I have a pending 1296 application where LMR-600
> would be an expensive over-kill, and LMR-400 would
> be too much attenuation.
> I'm actually looking for a certain amount of
> attenuation to reduce the 30 watts of drive power in
> the shack  to 10 watts into the tower-mounted
> amplifier.
> Looking at LMR-500, it seems to be just about right
> for the length of the run.
> Did quite a bit of searching this morning on
> LMR-500, and came up with a bunch of "this page
> cannot be found" messages, at least regarding the
> connectors for this cable.
> I'm assuming that, since LMR-500 is 1/2" diameter,
> that a special connector is required?
> Anyone used this cable and knows?
> 73, Barrie, W7ALW
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