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Re: [Amps] RG6 Power Handling

To: Manfred Mornhinweg <>, "" <>
Subject: Re: [Amps] RG6 Power Handling
From: Steven Katz <>
Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2014 16:25:42 +0000
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I use RG-400/U for this kind of stuff.  It's about .200" diameter, PTFE 
dielectric, stranded (silver plated copper) center conductor, braid (silver 
plated copper) outer conductor, reasonably flexible, takes extreme heat and no 
problem with legal limit power even at 10:1 VSWR.  Certainly available in cut 
lengths from The RF Connection and other sources.

-----Original Message-----
From: Amps [] On Behalf Of Manfred Mornhinweg
Sent: Thursday, June 19, 2014 9:22 AM
Subject: Re: [Amps] RG6 Power Handling

Hi all,

what 50Ω coax cable would be recommended for the internal wiring of a compact 
160-10m legal limit amplifier? I'm looking for a cable thinner than RG-8, much 
more flexible, non-foam (to avoid de-centering in bends), and that can be 
purchased easily in small quantities. Of course, it must handle the power, even 
with a slightly elevated SWR, without overheating.

Suggestions are welcome!


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