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Re: [TowerTalk] Used Heliax ?

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Used Heliax ?
Date: Sat, 24 Dec 2011 11:55:06 -0500 (EST)
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Without using really sophisticated equipment, here's what I  do.
Check it with an multi meter for any shorts.  It should of  course read 
infinity.  I then check it with my MFJ 259 to check the  loss.  It should be 
within factory specs.  Inspect in for any kinks,  exposed copper etc.  
I have never bought any new hardline, always used and using the  above 
methods I have always gotten good stuff.  Good luck with the  purchase.  I was 
lucky enough to recently pick up around 1600 feet of  used and new 7/8 Andrew 
hardline for free....along with some  ends.  My favorite kind of hardline.
Bill K4XS/KH7XS 
In a message dated 12/24/2011 4:44:54 P.M. Greenwich Standard Time, writes:

I'm  thinking to buy some used Heliax locally. I have a couple of
offers, one is  LDF4-50 which I am familiar with, the other is LDF1-50
which I am not. I  have of course looked these up on the net and can
find and compare the  specs of both.

This is for an HF only installation (up to 50 MHz) 150  feet in length
so losses are not my major concern. However in general is  there
anything to watch out for when buying used Heliax of any type?  I
believe it is Andrews.
The LDF 4-50 will come with N type connectors  so that is a plus, is
the LDF1-50 any use in this application?

Any  advice please?

73  Deni

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