Feed line is the last place you want to save money. I'd go with the
hardline and flex up the tower also.
73 Buddy WB4M
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ryan Jairam" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Tower and HF antenna construction topics." <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 6:48 AM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Coax Question
>I agree with everyone who suggested hardline. I have andrew LDF4 and
> LDF5 hardline for all of my ham antennas except for an inverted vee
> which I use 450 ohm balanced line for. The only antenna I have that
> uses regular coax is my tv antenna. Up on the tower I use davis rf
> Bury Flex (tm) for the jumpers.
> The other advantage of using hardline is that it is tough as nails.
> Rain, sun, snow, ice pose no problem at all. You can even direct bury
> if you so desire. Cutting it is no problem either. Use a pipe cutter
> or a hacksaw.
> Ebay has a lot of it used or NOS. RF parts has it new but the price
> isn't as good as used or NOS.
> On a side note I'm looking for some 75 ohm catv line for my tv antenna. ;)
> Ryan, n2rj
> On 4/12/10, Steve Bagley <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> This may be a little off topic but I would appreciate your input.
>> I am putting up a tower and will need to run about 500 feet of coax.
>> I go with LMR-400 or 213? Any comments or input would be greatly
>> appreciated! I am of course looking for the lowest loss.
>> Steve, N2MAI
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