[TowerTalk] Feedline

K8RI on Tower talk k8ri-tower at charter.net
Mon Feb 20 12:33:36 EST 2006

> OK I know this has the potential to open a can of worms, but I'm going to 
> put up a nice tower about 100->200' from the station.  I need a good 
> feedline that is low loss and easy to work with. Hardline is not an 
>  >option.

You didn't say how high a tower and you did not say why hardline is not an 
option, but you did say good, low loss feedline which requires making a 
number of assumptions.  As you said, good and low loss I'm going to make the 
assumption that you are not budget limited as you are looking at 160 to 260 
feet of feed line for just a 60 foot tower 100 to 200 feet from the house. 
That'd be 200 to 300 feet of feed line for a 100 foot tower soooo...I'm in 
agreement with others who have already mentioned the Times Wire LMR-600 for 
VHF.  Actually with a 300 foot run I'd go with the stuff on high HF and use 
LMR 400 for 160, 75, and 40.

Roger Halstead (K8RI and ARRL 40 year Life Member)
N833R - World's oldest Debonair CD-2
> I will be feeding both HF and VHF antennas.
> Also, I'll be putting in a rotator (Ham IV). Any good rotator cable?
> THanks all you experts! Appreciate it.
> Bob/WF3H
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