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From: Roger <>
Date: Sun, 16 Jan 2011 22:13:06 -0500
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On 1/16/2011 8:36 PM, Alan NV8A wrote:
> Anyone bought from They are advertising "similar to
> LMR600" cable marked "RFC600" for what seems like a good price -- if
> it's good quality.
At 95 cents per foot or 78 cents per foot in 500 foot lots the price is 
good with LMR-600 now running about $1.40 to $1.50 a foot. YMMV 
depending on vendors.

HOWEVER it's the "equivalent" statement that should add a note of 
caution.  The stuff may be every bit as good as LMR-600 and it may not.  
IT may stand up as well, better, or no where near a long as Times Wire 
LMR cables.  Untill some one knowledgeable tests it out and it's been 
used widely (or it's made to spec by a known manufacturer) the quality 
remains a question.

To me the LMR cables are great.  The LMR - UF cables are not.  I've had 
good luck with the former and very poor with the latter.  Not only did I 
have jackets split, I had them develop pin holes in areas that were not 
subjected to any abrading or external contact.  The jackets in question 
were just coming down the side of a mast exposed to the elements.

Possibly some one on here is familiar with that cable and who makes it.


Roger (K8RI)
> 73
> Alan NV8A
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