Ive zapped ComScope quad shield on 75/80M with 1500W by trying to run a
sloper on both ends of the band. Changed it to a 2 wire version cut for 2
frequencies and it works fine. The light weight compared to RG-11/213 makes
it easy to hang from wire antennas.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dan Zimmerman N3OX" <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, September 11, 2007 4:52 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] RG6
> I'm using it matched at 100W on a lot of antennas now, but I've heard
> it can take a kilowatt matched. I can't test that, I only run
> It's lower loss than RG-8/X and about the same size... so besides
> having less mass of metal that has to get warm before the cable melts,
> I think it HAS to handle more power... less loss = less heat per cable
> surface area.
> It should also have better voltage handling than 8X because of
> increased conductor spacing. It probably is slightly WORSE than 8X at
> handling higher current than a matched condition...
> It's worth a try. A kilowatt with high SWR might cook it, but it's cheap
> As far as connectors, I'd encourage you to go to Home Depot or
> somewhere that carries *compression* connectors and check those out.
> I like them MUCH better than crimp connectors.
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