On Thu, 4 Feb 2010 13:03:06 -0800, Rick Karlquist wrote:
>7977A and 8214 have the same DC resistance but 2:1 RF loss ratio
>8237 and 7809 have the same RF loss but 1.5:1 DC resistance ratio
>(RF loss at 50 MHz).
But Rick, I'm talking about loss at MF and HF, especially low HF
(that is, 160M-40M), and to a lesser extent, 20-10M. Again, once
you hit 5 MHz, skin effect becomes increasingly dominant. These
data are not always published, because most higher priced coax is
optimized for VHF/UHF, where the differences are more dramatic. But
if you're buying coax to use on these lower bands, resistance comes
much closer to telling the story than loss numbers for 50-500 MHz.
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