On 4/8/2012 4:17 PM, Jim Brown wrote:
> On 4/8/2012 10:46 AM, Bob Ad5vj wrote:
>> I bought off Ebay 100' of '400' 50ohm coax. Thinking it was LMR-400.
>> This has got to be the stiffiest, lightest weight, cheapest connector,
>> crap i have laid my hands on.
>> Where can i buy REAL LMR400 coax?
> There's nothing magic about LMR400 that justifies its cost for operation
> on the HF bands. For use below 100 MHz, Davis 213 is as good, of good
> quality, and a lot less expensive.
I've not seen any magic about it's price either. It's pretty much right
in there with the Belden cables. Compared to the early days of 9913
it's really cheap..er inexpensive at about half the price 9913 debuted for.
I use LMR-600 particularly on 160 and up in the VHF plus range. I use
it on 160 for the low resistance and for the low loss on VHF and up and
again it's relatively inexpensive. Most quality cables give a projected
lifetime of 20 years. The LMR-UF versions only give 10. I managed 6 or 7.
> For more about coax, see the Q&A tutorial that's on my website.
> 73, Jim Brown K9YC
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