I went to Comcast local dispatch office and they gave me "scrap " hardline
for free. Saved them a trip to the dump. 200 ft of it.
Made a 160 m RX loop with 20 ft of it. Anybody need some hardline?
K3ZXL www.k3zxl.com "In the Beginning, there was Spark Gap"
Cape Cod Instruments
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, February 11, 2010 8:56 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Measuring Coax Loss
> In a message dated 2/12/2010 1:48:14 AM Greenwich Standard Time,
> email@example.com writes:
> But, to the average ham with small
> antennas and small pockets, it just isn't going to matter.
> Small antennas and small pockets are not the point. It doesn't take big
> pockets to get that 3 dB, nor does it take big antennas. A little
> around for surplus stuff can get you the three dB. Check around for
> lengths of 7/8 hardline. Many can be had for a fraction of the cost of
> 9913. It takes a little searching, but for guys like you with small
> that 3 dB can be gotten rather cheaply.
> Lots of 75 ohm hardline is available for free for the resourceful guys.
> Being on limited budget doesn't mean you have to have a limited signal.
> I am constantly amazed that guys will spend 1K, 2K or more for a radio
> then cheap out on the coax.
> 73 Bill KH7XS
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