From: Bill Ralston [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, January 06, 2004 7:44 AM
To: Al Toothaker
Subject: Re: [Towertalk] Flex well hardline
You might want to reply to the list so those interested have this
information - I was just replying to someone else's posting.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Al Toothaker" <email@example.com>
To: "Bill Ralston" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, January 05, 2004 10:36 AM
Subject: RE: [Towertalk] Flex well hardline
> Cablewave is the manufacturer in CT and FlexWell is a brand name and RFS
> the corporate name. RFS is a German company that invented 'heliax' and
> Andrews into business as the NA source of heliax type cable. They managed
to let Andrews have the US patent and sort of blew a big opportunity. That
> long time ago.
> Heliax has a helical shape to the corrugations that allow the bending.
> RFS/Cablewave uses annular corrugations or 'parallel rings'. Both are
> welded copper outer shields. So, the shield is physically different and
> install a connector should call a rep or distributor to ensure that the
> connector from the other vendor will fit.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email@example.com
> [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Bill Ralston
> Sent: Monday, January 05, 2004 6:07 AM
> To: email@example.com
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: re: [Towertalk] Flex well hardline
> Julio wrote:
> >I have searched the internet and was unable to find information on Flex
> Well hardline.
> >I also am in need of connectors for the FLC 12-50 type. It measures 5/8"
> It's "flexwell" - all one word. This is 1/2 inch (referring to diameter of
> the outer conductor), 50 Ohm hardline.
> FLC12-50J is an older part number for what is now sold as LCF12-50J by
> Frequency Systems (RFS). Specifications on the cable can be found at
> www.rfsworld.com. From that site, you should be able to find RFS part
> numbers for the proper connectors (e.g. RFS 738804 is a UHF Male connector
> for the LCF12-50J).
> FLC12-50J/LCF12-50J is virtually identical to Andrew Corp LDF4-50A, and
> connectors from either manufacturer should be able to fit the other's
> I haven't personally verified this.
> You will find the Andrew connectors occasionally on Ebay - about $5 used,
> $15 new is a typical price.
> I've bought new RFS connectors from Davis RF (www.davisrf.com) - about $25
> each or so. There is about a month lead time, since they don't stock the
> connectors and must order from the manufacturer.
> A search of the archives for this list or web search will also reveal
> several different homebrew approaches.
> 73 de Bill N7VM
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