The quotes you got are WAY overboard, as you know.
I can line up the least expensive shipping for you. I need to know:
part # (so we're sure that you're not exceeding the spec for repeat bends)
size of barrel of the reel (the part the cable is coiled onto.
The width and Diam (4 ft?) Of reel
length of cable on each reel
Accurate weight gross, ea reel, or if not known, if the reel is wood,
likely, I can sort that out
Amount of insurance you need
City and zip for the ship from and ship to
Amount of insur you want (some carriers have ltd. insur, we will get proper
You can email me this direct rather than tieing up here at TTalk
73, Steve Davis, K1PEK
Wire, Cable, RF Connectors and wire aerial parts. LMR, Heliax, Eupen
Commercial and Marine - Custom Cable Design - Military/Industrial
Tel: 978-369-1738 Fax: 978-369-3484
> Message: 2
> Date: Fri, 19 Jun 2009 13:32:14 -0600
> From: Patrick Barkey <email@example.com>
> Subject: [TowerTalk] Shipping heliax
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
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> Does anyone have any experience with freight companies handling shipments
> heliax? I have two 4 foot diameter coils of 7/8 inch heliax that need to
> travel out here to Montana. They weigh about 70 lbs. each. UPS won't
> them, and Fed Ex wants an exhorbitant (> $1K) amount of money.
> I think I need a trucking firm to do it. Any experience out there?
> - Pat
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