With the rapid decline of the commercial 2 way radio business 7/8" cable is
becoming worth scrap prices only around here.
Im given 100-200' lengths complete with connectors by several 2 way shops
simply because they are getting out of the business and dont want to deal
with the disposal.
----- Original Message -----
From: "K8RI" <K8RI-on-TowerTalk@tm.net>
Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2007 1:43 AM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] LMR 600/other options
>A couple of points. TT has a good price.
> At just over a half db loss per hundred feet anything better is going to
> gain you little. 7/8" Heliax might even be free, but first you have to
> it, it's heavy, doesn't make tight turns and although strong you do have
> treat it nicely. Used connectors are find, if you can find them handy. Not
> if you have to search and wait. New ones are *expensive*. I just gave
> news ones to the local club.
> Connectors for LMR600 run a wide range of prices. Good, type-N crimp
> connectors are about $10 each and very easy to install. If you can find
> crimp bands they are easy to reuse as well. Clamp connectors are over $30
> each IIRC. That makes it worth while to find some one nearby with a
> crimping tool if you don't have one.
>>I am looking to upgrade the feedlines to my 70 ft Tower. Total
>> length is 200-225 ft.
>> I plan on running 6m and would like to minimize the loss but there is
>> a budget.
> I picked up a 1000 feet at about $1.20 a foot, but that was a year ago. I
> figure at that price I can use it and LMR 400 for everything except the
> pigtails at the top of the tower where it's extraflex. With 200 feet of
> 600 running about 1.1 to 1.2 db loss there is little to gain by going
> except the possibility of a lot more work. Actually I've replaced about
> feet of LMR 400 with the 600.
>> Texas Towers seems to have a good price on LMR 600 right now. Has
>> anyone else found a better source?
> You *might* find better prices on good, name brand connectors at either RF
> Parts or The RF Connection www.therfc.com and you might not, but time
> searching on the net might be well spent.
> Good Luck,
> Roger (K8RI)
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