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From: Steve Maki <>
Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2011 09:04:49 -0500
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It's probably Shireen RFC600. Shireen claims their cables are made in 
USA. I've used a few reels of their RFC400 and the quality seems 
equivalent to LMR.

-Steve K8LX

On 1/16/2011 10:13 PM, Roger wrote:
> 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.
> 73
> Roger (K8RI)
>> 73
>> Alan NV8A

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