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Re: [TowerTalk] Andrews Heliax Conx

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Andrews Heliax Conx
From: Jerry <>
Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2012 13:17:41 -0700
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For HF I don't think you can beat Davis Bury Flex.  Low loss at HF and 
holds up very well against the elements.  I've been using it for years 
here in the desert.
Jerry France

On 2/13/2012 10:48 AM, wrote:
> 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.
> LJ
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