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Date: Thu, 28 Jan 1999 06:12:37 -0800 (PST)
> I wonder what the maximum length of feed line is? I have hard line and RG-6
> and can use either. My estimation is that the run would be over 600' from
> the shack.

I think 600 feet of hardline at 160 meters isn't anything to worry
about...  even 2000 feet should be okay.  If I guess at how the nomograph
looks for 160 meters with even the smalles of hardlines (half inch), it
looks like the loss is around .05 db/100 feet.  Therefore, 2000 feet 
would have 1 db loss - which is probably the upper limit of "tolerable".

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73 Tree N6TR

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