In a message dated 8/17/2006 2:25:52 A.M. Greenwich Standard Time,
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.
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