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Re: [TowerTalk] Measuring Coax Loss

To: "Tower and HF antenna construction topics." <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Measuring Coax Loss
From: "Tom Osborne" <>
Reply-to: "Tower and HF antenna construction topics." <>
Date: Thu, 11 Feb 2010 19:55:56 -0800
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HI All

I went to Dish Network last week to ask a question and while I was there, 
asked about some surplus coax.  They told me they just dumped a dumpster 
load that morning, so they are gonna save a bunch for me to pick up 
tomorrow.  Scraps and roll ends, etc.  Getting excited about seeing what I'm 
gonna get for FREE!!

Even if it's junk, it will make good radials :-)  73

> 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 
> digging
> around for surplus stuff can get you the three dB.  Check  around for 
> short
> 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 
> pockets,
> 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 
> and
> then cheap out on the coax.
> 73 Bill KH7XS


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