The RFS LCF78-50JA listed on his website is similar to Andrew LDF5 which
has a smooth center conductor, and similar bending properties.
Both companies offer "superflex" and "ultraflex" varieties with
corrugated center conductors. In 7/8" the RFS series is UCF78-50** and
the Andrew is VXL5-50.
You pay a small attenuation penalty with the more flexible cables.
On 6/17/2011 10:35 PM, Jim Thomson wrote:
> ### Steve Davis, at Davis RF...sells RFS brand 7/8" heliax for
> $2.35 per foot..... NEW. List price is $4.70 This stuff is even
> better than Andrew...since it has a corrugated center conductor and
> also a corrugated outer conductor. The Andrew heliax has a hollow Copper
> tube for the center conductor. The stuff steve has is WAY more flexible.
> ## he also has the other RFS version, which has the same corrugated center
> but has a corrugated Aluminum outer conductor. Now that new AL stuff is all
> the rage
> with cell co's in Eu, Asia, etc. It's even LESS $$. It's also a lot
> lighter. [ CU is heavier than
> steel]. This new Cu inner/ AL outer is available in 2 x sizes.... 7/8"
> and also 1.25"
> ## I believe the AL in 7/8" format is well< $2.00 per foot..and the 1.25"
> format is not much more.
> The 1.25" format is also way more flexible than Andrew's hollow cu tube
> heliax. He also has all the
> connector's for them. Check it out. It's a better mouse trap than a hoolw
> cu inner tube.
> later..... Jim VE7RF
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