I have had luck with this as well. A fellow ham who works for a cell phone
company turned me on to "scraps" they wanted to get rid off. The net result
was 185' of 1-5/8" heliax for free.
The stuff was certainly scraped up and well used, but very serviceable. I will
be able to get a signal to the tower base for less than a 1 db of loss.
>From: Al Williams <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Sent: Aug 18, 2006 11:46 AM
>Subject: [TowerTalk] free CATV
>>----- 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!
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