I've occasionally seen LDF cable out of spec also (when swept up to the
GHZ range), probably due to faulty weld seams or in one case, entire
reels of slightly egg shaped coax.
The AVA cable, in addition to airier foam, has a thinner shield, yet
still seems robust enough to get installed without damage if even a
little care is taken.
On 2/12/2012 8:34 PM, Jim W7RY wrote:
> In my profession, it seems like the AVA line of cable is more delicate that
> the LDF line. I sweep thousands of feet of this a year after it's mounted on
> the tower and have found some pieces that don't meet specifications for
> return loss. As long as you don't bump it during installation, it's fine.
> But don't let it bang into the tower in the wind and certainly DO NOT STEP
> ON IT!
> Jim W7RY
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