> Good coax (not that foam RG8 stuff) and all Andrew Heliax I have used do
> distort under cable ties.
But the small stuff such as RG-8, LMR-400, and even 9913 probably cover
about 99% of the coax in use by hams. For me anyghing over LMR-600 would be
overkill up through 440. OTOH I'd sure like to find some surplus 7/8"
Heliax within easy driving distance. At the last swap there was some 7/8"
along with some a little larger, but I could buy new LMR-600 for the price
he was asking for the 7/8".
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> I found the same with aged cable ties, even ones that are sold as UV
The ones I mentioned aged a bit fast<:-))
They were the size I prefer and I picked them up from a vendor at a swap who
assured me they were "The black UV resistant" ones.
> resistant. I still prefer to use them though as they are easy to carry up
> the tower and install. I just wrap with tape to protect against UV.
True, they are very handy, if undistrubed will last a long time, and do the
job if there are enough of them properly applied. I too carry a batch of
the big ones when climbing.
Roger Halstead (K8RI and ARRL 40 year Life Member)
N833R - World's oldest Debonair CD-2
www.rogerhalstead.com (Use return address from home page)
> 73, Keith NM5G
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