Topband: On Using RG-6 Coaxial Cable...
n5ia at zia-connection.com
Thu Sep 14 10:26:52 EDT 2006
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ford Peterson" <ford at cmgate.com>
To: "Ed Swynar" <gswynar at durham.net>; <topband at contesting.com>
Sent: Wednesday, September 13, 2006 7:46 PM
Subject: Re: Topband: On Using RG-6 Coaxial Cable...
> RG6 that I have used is a double shielded (aluminum) flooded cable. The
> aluminum braid is > quite whispy--maybe 40%-50% coverage aluminum braid
> over foil?
The cable is normally purchased in two varieties, 60% braid and 90% braid.
> The center dialectric and braid is covered with the goopiest sticky ooz
> you will find--I cannot > imagine 'connecting' mechanically to the
> aluminum braid or 'gluing' anything.
Only if it is the "Flooded" variety. The cable can be purchased as normal
drop cable, or with the flooding for underground, direct burial,
With the two options mentioned above, and some other common options for the
CATV industry, a single type of cable, either RG-59 or RG-6 can be purchased
in perhaps 10 different variations.
BTW, I have used RG-59, RG-6, .410, and 1/2" varieties of CATV cable
extensively for Beverage fields I have constructed. For the XZ0A DXpedition
we deployed more than 6,000' of RG-6, purchased in Bangkok, for the RX
antenna feedlines to the low band stations. The results speak for
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