Military specs for coaxial cable.
A series of individual specification sheets under MIL-C-17/xxx (now
MIL-C-17/74 was for RG-213/RG-215 but is now discontinued and replacement is
MIL-C-17/189 Rev B. Mils specs still exist though over past years a lot of
"mil specs" have been transfered to the more commercial ANSI or other similar
Mil specs provided a common specification for all mfrs for consistent similar
construction and quality of product. This involves testing as well. Cable that
met requirements was marked M17/74 along with mfr info.
For coax MIL SPECS still exist and an example is at this site for Defense
Supply Center Columbus:
-------------- Original message --------------
From: Jim Lux <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> -----Original Message-----
> >From: Gerold Sklott
> >Sent: Jul 6, 2008 9:26 PM
> >To: email@example.com
> >Subject: [TowerTalk] L Com coax
> >I see a company called L Com on Amazon that sells coax. They seem to be a
> commercial dealer. When I called forr specs on their RG213 all the girl would
> say it's commercial grade not military.
> And she's right. There is NO such thing at MIL-STD RG-213, since that spec
> discontinued years ago (1985?). (PVC jacket is a no-no, among other things..)
> (well.. someone could have some old coax in a warehouse, produced back when
> standard was still in effect)
> However, L-com should have a detailed data sheet on their other products,
> you should be able to compare to the RG-213 slashsheet if you want to.
> Jim, W6RMK
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