[TowerTalk] 80-75M Inverted Vee or Dipole
Mon, 11 Sep 2000 09:37:44 EDT
In a message dated 9/10/00 7:23:36 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
Finally an admission that coax has at least some uses. We're slowly
Can I bury open wire line?
*********No but unless you bury coax with a special jacket the ground
gremlins will get it and your investment is wasted. Open wire line properly
installed will last past your lifetime, has less loss than any coax and at
the least initial cost. I've actually used several thousand feet of coax.
The covering cracked or water got in it, got damaged beyond repair or the
loss increased excessively. This represents a lot of money totally wasted.
My first open wire feedline didn't cost anything, is very easy to repair,
still has very low loss, can take 15 KW and I still have it. Even some
contesters are using it. K7GCO
> In a message dated 9/10/00 1:05:28 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> > Coax is just a fad and it will die off.
> Yep, those guys who build cell phone towers are all wet. They could
> be using open wire line and save mucho bucks. I wonder why they
> didn't think of it? Could it be that
> they actually did some engineering instead of listening to preachers?
> 73 de Brian/K3KO
> Brian: Coax actually has it's applications at Cell frequencies. k7gco
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