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Re: [Amps] RG6 question

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Subject: Re: [Amps] RG6 question
From: Glen Zook via Amps <>
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Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2014 12:35:16 -0700
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I replaced the matching sections in my pair of 40-meter phased verticals with 
RG-6/U and, so far, haven't had any problems running 1400-watts with the array. 
 The particular RG-6/U that I used has a velocity factor of 0.81 (as measured 
by me).  From various specification sheets found on the Internet, depending on 
manufacturer, the velocity factor ranges from about 0.80 to 0.84.  These 
sections are just over 23-feet long.

Because of the different velocity factors, I definitely suggest actually 
measuring the velocity factor before using the cable in applications in which 
the velocity factor plays a role.
Glen, K9STH


On Tuesday, June 17, 2014 2:11 PM, Jim Brown <> wrote:

On 6/17/2014 10:53 AM, Carl wrote:
> Do any list RF power and voltage specs? 

Some do, some don't. Like anything else, some mfrs publish better data 
sheets than others. For example, compare Fair-Rite's data sheets with 
any other mfr of ferrite parts.

Nearly all list the composition of the center conductor and the shield. 
Most commonly available RG6sare designed for CATV/MATV, with copper clad 
steel center, a thin Al foil shield, and maybe a thin braid. It doesn't 
take much more than common sense to figure out that a thin foil shield 
won't handle much power, and at MF and HF will be pretty lossy. There 
are others with a solid copper center and a more robust braid. Belden 
makes an RG6 with a double copper braid shield. I found a similar cable 
with Pasternak's name on it in a surplus house, and grabbed it at a very 
good price.

73, Jim K9YC
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