On 11/20/2012 4:54 AM, Jim Thomson wrote:
Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2012 13:35:01 -0500 (EST)
To: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] hardline bending radius
I recollect that the minimum bending radius for all coaxes is 6
the diameter. For 1/2" RG-8, that'd be 3 inches.
I think that's for coax with braided shield (the RG-8, RG-213) kind.
It's an Andrew standard for their non-braided coaxes.
## as a side note, if RFS brand heliax is used, the turning radius is one heck
of a lot less
than Andrew heliax. The RFS stuff uses a corrugated cu center conductor as
well as the
either cu or AL corrugated shield. Andrew heliax uses a copper tube on it’s
and also on its 1.25” heliax. The RFS stuff is flexible. IF you get the
version with the
AL corrugated shield, it’s also very very light. That AL outer shield version
in 2 sizes, 7/8” and also 1.25” . It’s a lot cheaper than andrew....esp if
you get it at Davis RF.
And of course, 7-16 Dins are readily available for both sizes. The RFS stuff
is a heck of a lot
easier to work with.
later........ Jim VE7RF
That's a bit of over-generalization. Both RFS and Andrew make standard
and flexible versions of their cables. The construction is virtually
identical on comparable versions.
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