On 12/18/19 9:45 AM, trentkd5ia--- via TowerTalk wrote:
The local club is replacing the hardline to one of the repeaters. It is 1 5/8", air dielectric (we think) and
a little over 500' long. I have a use for it! HI I'm just wondering how (un)flexible it is--how small
can it be coiled--and how heavy is it? Anybody have any experience with it? A tower service company is
doing the work and all I have to do is haul it off to the (my) junkpile! I'm hoping this is my lucky
We have a bunch (thousands of feet) of similar coax at the JPL club
You can coil it up in 5-6 foot diameter coils without too much trouble.
500 feet is going to be around 500 lbs (it's roughly 1 lb/ft).
So, hauling in the back of a pickup is totally reasonable, but you'll
need something to put it in there and take it out. I suppose 4-5 people
could carry a 500 foot coil, but it's really unwieldy.
Coiling it would be a lot of work. Hopefully, the service company will
coil it for you and not just leave it in some random heap.
(if it's full of water, it's a lot heavier <grin>)
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