Tnx John, as I noted in my initial to Joe, Commcast was bought by Andrew,
as you point out.
Joe, I didn't mean to imply that SFX cable was made in China, but today I
checked with Commscope. They confirmed that SFX is "very similar" to CINTA
(Andrew origon), and that CINTA IS in fact made in China; however, SFX is
made in USA.
73, Steve , K1PEK,
DAVIS RF Co., Div. of Orion Wire Co., Inc.
Wire, Cable, RF Connectors and wire aerial parts. LMR, Heliax, Eupen
Commercial / Military / & Custom Cable Design
tel: 978-369-1738 Fax: 978-369-3484
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Kemker" <email@example.com>
Cc: "Steve Davis -Davis RF Co." <firstname.lastname@example.org>;
Sent: Sunday, June 07, 2009 8:01 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] DAVIS RF response: Alternatives & Comscope SFX-500
data vs. LMR & LDF4
> 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
>> 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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