> In a message dated 7/22/2008 9:02:43 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
>> Bend radiis for coax is best if kept at 40X times O.D.
> So for RG-8 the minimum bending radius is 20 inches?!? I don't think so.
> As I recall, the multiple is 6, giving you a 3" radius. It's higher for
That's about the minimum bend radius for LMR-600. However that is
different from the "repeatable" bend radius. If you bend it and the
stuff takes a set. IOW it doesn't try to straighten out, it'll stay that
way even with heat. The LMR series have very short/small bend
radiuses. However the repeatable bend radius if much larger.
> Andrew Heliax and other high grade coaxes but I don't recall the specifics.
Heliax has a different problem. The jacket will buckle if too small a
radius is attempted. Then there's the really big stuff <:-))
Roger (K8RI - ARRL Life Member)
N833R (World's oldest Debonair)
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