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Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2012 13:15:41 -0800 (PST)
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On 1/17/2012 3:40 AM, Paul Christensen wrote:
>That ties in with why we have a 50-ohm coaxial line standard for most 2-way 

>communications purposes and it probably dates back to the Quackenbush era.

and K9YC replied:
>I don't think so. 50 ohms was the standard.............

If you research the matter, I think you will find that Paul is exactly correct
and you are exactly wrong. Professionals were using coaxial cable a long time
before amateurs - and practice in other countries was significantly different to
that in the US.

73 Roger

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