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Re: Topband: More info on SOLVED! RE: Newbie question

To: Mark Lunday <>
Subject: Re: Topband: More info on SOLVED! RE: Newbie question
From: Guy Olinger K2AV <>
Date: Sat, 28 Aug 2010 11:16:46 -0400
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Small hardline through the woods is one permanent answer to that.
Considering how much money we spend on antennas and amplifiers it is
sometimes remarkable how cheep we get on feedline, and go nuts about
$30 hardline connectors that cost less than just about any ham stuff
we own.  (Of course, I've never done that :>)

73, Guy

On Fri, Aug 27, 2010 at 1:56 PM, Mark Lunday <> wrote:
> Was doing some "forest thinking" yesterday afternoon, where I wander the
> back woods on my property and ponder future antenna possibilities.  I have a
> remote-antenna-switch out in the woods, and I was walking along the 100 foot
> of coax from the switch to the 160 inverted L.  About 50 from the switch-box
> to the base of the inverted L, I discovered a 4 inch long section where the
> coax was severely damaged; the shield was exposed, and at one location the
> foam was partially sliced and I could see a bit of the center conductor.
> Not sure if it was squirrels or not, maybe a cat, but it explains some of
> the other erratic results I was getting before, especially during and after
> a heavy rainstorm (not that many this summer, but a few good ones).
> The XYL won't let me get a varmint rifle, maybe a I need a have-a-heart trap
> or something.
> Thanks again for all the assistance from everyone on this board
> Mark Lunday
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