Not only is Commscope *not* a new player in the coax game, they *own*
Andrew, now. They have merged their aluminum-based, smooth conductor
hardline with the Andrew line, while they concentrate on mainly selling
Heliax, as it's usually the better seller.
Joe Giacobello wrote:
> Steve, many thanks for your reply regarding the Commscope SFX-500.
> Yours was the only reply that I received, and I have to conclude that
> Commscope is a new player in the coax game and that there is not much
> field experiment with it out there. Frankly, I never heard of it
> before, but someone was selling 400' lengths of it for a remarkably low
> price., and it sounded like it fell into the realm of "too good to be
> true." My interest was piqued by my need to make an 800' run to feed an
> 80/160M vertical.
> I gather from your description that Commscope is manufactured in China.
> Based on my own experience with other types of Chinese Knock-offs, your
> advice to be concerned about support, overall quality and longevity is
> Thanks for the loss data and your detailed and forthright views on the
> quality and product support issues.
> 73, Joe
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