[TowerTalk] 75 ohm hardline/twinlead

K7LXC@aol.com K7LXC@aol.com
Thu, 30 Oct 1997 09:42:47 -0500 (EST)

In a message dated 97-10-29 11:23:31 EST, wbh3@chrysler.com writes:

<< I recently obtained some 75 ohm hardline from my cable company.  In
 talking to the gentleman who gave it to me (and is also a ham with a
 lot of antenna experience), I asked him about a means of matching the
 75 ohm hardline to the 50 ohm input  for my Icom 765.  His comment was
 basically not to even bother or worry about it.....just hook it up and
 go for it.  While he certainly seems to know what he is talking about,
 I am still curious as to whether this will work as easily as he says it
 will? >>

      Yes. The less loss of the hardline more than makes up for a little bit
of additional SWR. Go for it!

73,  Steve  K7LXC

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