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Re: [TowerTalk] free CATV

To: "Al Williams" <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] free CATV
From: Scott Neader KA9FOX <>
Date: Fri, 18 Aug 2006 12:08:19 -0500
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I will share my limited experience, which landed me a 500ft length and a 
600ft length.  I sent an e-mail to our local ham reflector and asked if 
anyone knew anyone at any local cable TV companies.  I got two 
responses.  Those hams then called their contacts at their respective cable 
TV companies, and explained what we we were looking for.  Both companies 
had some "cable ends" that they were willing to part with.  One company 
gave it free, the other wanted a little cash... but then later decided it 
was too much hassle to deal with the accounting, and just gave it to 
me.  Both companies required that I come and haul it away on the spool (my 
lawn tractor trailer worked great).

The short story for me was... find a ham who has a contact at a CATV 
company and then you're in the door!

Thanks to K4JA and W0AIH for the 3/4" CATV connectors -- I'm QRV!

- Scott KA9FOX

At 09:46 AM 8/18/2006 -0700, you wrote:

> >----- Original Message ----- >
> > That expensive LDF5-50 (CATV?) and its ends often can be gotten at
> > ridiculously low
> > prices with some leg work and by keeping your nose to the  ground. >
> > Bill K4XS
>I have read on Towertalk countless times that plenty of low loss CATV is
>available for free.
>However, I have yet to read a posting giving advice on how/where to find it.
>Bill, be the first to tell us the various sources, please!
>TowerTalk mailing list

Scott Neader KA9FOX
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