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Re: Topband: PE coated RG6

To: Grant Saviers <>,
Subject: Re: Topband: PE coated RG6
Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2012 15:26:29 -0800 (PST)
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Just completed cables for an active receive 4 square with Commscope PE jacketed 
flooded RG6  (660-BEF), 1000' on ebay for $35.  I used the "weathertight" 
compression fittings and a Radio Shack stepped prep cutter.  RS has the tools 
cheap.  Extra care is needed to remove the braid shards since the flooding goop 
causes them to stick to everything.  It is also a challenge to push the cable 
far enough into the connector, next time I'll try the heat gun idea.  I found 
trimming the braid away with a flush cutting wire snipper was helpful, but 
have pretty sore hands.

Grant KZ1W


Did you use the screw-on tool from RS to push the connectors on the RG6? 
It sure makes it a lot easier. I use only the crimp style connectors. 

73 Price W0RI
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