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.
On 2/13/2012 10:48 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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