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Re: [TowerTalk] 9913 coax

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] 9913 coax
From: "Jim Brown" <>
Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2006 16:24:34 -0700
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On Wed, 20 Sep 2006 18:22:37 -0400, Larry Kirkland wrote:

>I'm trying some Commscope #3227 that was recommended to me as as 
>substitute for LMR-400.  It's somewhat stiff, but is light and standard 
>connectors are easy to install.  This stuff is inexpensive (compared to 
>9913 or LMR-400) and can be found readily on EBay. 

A couple of years ago, there was a warehouse on the East Coast full of this 
stuff that was purchased by a cell wireless company who then proceeded to 
go belly up before they could use it. It got sold VERY cheap, a friend 
bought half a truckload or so, and I bought a couple of spools from him. If 
you read the datasheet (available online), it's clear that this is a cable 
specifically designed for use at UHF, and a 10 second look at the physical 
cable will tell you that it isn't designed to flex. It is a nice cable, but 
I can't vouch for how weatherproof it might be. 

Jim K9YC


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