Jim Brown wrote:
> Not as ideal as you might think. The problem is that most coax is
> shipped on reels with access to only one end. To make a transmission
> loss measurement, you must unreel it to get a connector on both
No, see below
> Now, if you happen to own instrumentation that allows you to measure
> that loss on a 1,000 ft spool from only one end, that's another
> story. :)
> Jim K9YC
I happen to own instrumentation that allows me to measure loss from
one end; it's called an MFJ-259B. Cable loss is a built in function.
As long as the far end is open, cable loss is half of return loss.
You can also calculate loss from VSWR. For example, 3:1 means your
loss is 3 dB.
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