So I have now learned from several respondents.
73 and TNX to all,
John Kemker wrote:
> 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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