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Re: [TowerTalk] Andrews Heliax Conx

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Andrews Heliax Conx
From: Mike <>
Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2012 17:31:00 -0500
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I agree about the Bury-Flex, but beware! I stopped at a booth at the Orlando 
Hamcation this weekend that had a sign advertising the sale of Bury-Flex. I 
to the fellow who waited on me that I didn't know Bury-Flex was available from 
except Davis. He told me the Chinese are copying it...

73, Mike NF4l

On 2/13/2012 3:17 PM, Jerry wrote:
> 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
> K7LY
> 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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