I'm considering putting up a crank-up tower. What's the best recommended
low-loss feedline for an antenna mounted on a tall crankup tower? I know that
unfortunately you can't use heliax on a crankup, due to it wanting to kink
(except maybe from the ham shack to the top of the lowest non-moving section of
the tower, probably about 20 feet above ground.) From there, what do people
using things like the tall HDX-5106 towers use, to try to get a balance between
feedline strength and low loss? That length alone could easily be about 100
feet of feedline, if you have an antenna on the upper part of a tall mast, and
the length needed to get to the driven element.
>From: Jim Miller <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Sent: Feb 12, 2012 5:13 PM
>Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Andrews Heliax Conx
>I'm just in the planning stages and not ready to buy yet. Perhaps I should
>just let the Commscope/Andrew dust settle. Their website is a bit of a mess.
>Anyone know if the AVAS line is replacing the heliax line?
>Which line of connectors is the likely survivor?
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