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Re: [TowerTalk] Antenna Distance From Shack

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Antenna Distance From Shack
Date: Fri, 18 Aug 2006 07:38:57 EDT
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In a message dated 8/17/2006 2:25:52 A.M. Greenwich Standard Time, writes:

If  you're a purist, you could purchase 500 feet of Andrew LDF5-50A, but that 
 would set you back about the same amount as your tower and  beam!


Good point Frank.  If available, CATV is the way to go.  Like  lots of hams I 
got thousands of feet of this stuff for free and I wish I could  have taken 
it with me to KH6. 
Let's remember that that most hams are cheap and scavengers by  nature.  That 
expensive LDF5-50 and its ends often can be gotten at  ridiculously low 
prices with some leg work and by keeping your nose to the  ground.  I once 
up 3000 some excellent quality LDF5-50 which the guy  dropped off at my place 
for $.60 a foot....about the price of new LMR  400.  Lots of that stuff WILL be 
going to KH6.
One other thing that CATV and Heliax can be buried, a real plus in keeping  
the XYL happy.
Bill K4XS

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