[TowerTalk] 7/8" hardline, Best way to ship?
K8RI-on-TowerTalk at tm.net
Thu Sep 11 14:43:45 EDT 2008
K7LXC at aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 9/11/2008 9:03:37 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
> towertalk-request at contesting.com writes:
>> I have a 150' length of 7/8" hardline, (Cellflex by RFS) that I may need
> to ship, California to Minnesota. Problem is it
> is not on a spool, but an "Air Core, 10 turns jumble wound, (with binding
Something to think about:
Coax can be shipped as a coil if not too large or heavy. They make
boxes for shipping like that, with the center pieces folding in to
support the coil. It wasn't heliax, but I received 5 200 lengths of
LMR-600 shipped that way. The boxes were close to 4' on a side and about
8 to 10" thick (maybe a foot... its been a while).
Although the coax came through in great shape the boxes were only
passable and not in good enough shape for reuse. Although a gamble it
sounds like this might work for the Heliax. Check with Fed-X and UPS
they can most likely tell you something specific.
> straps, keeping it together.. about 5' in diameter. Actual weight, about 45
> lbs. What is the best vendor/way to ship, ground? UPS, Truck/Motor Freight?
> , Fedex?, DHL? Would I have to wrap/package it, protecting from
> heavy/crushing blows, kinks etc? It may not be practical, to ship, but I dont know that
> yet....If not practical to ship, I would be happy to supply to a needy ham
> in Northern California..
> Well, the pros won't accept hardline on a reel that was laid flat so
> shipping it absent a reel may be problematic. I'm not too concerned about 150'
> of 7/8" but I wouldn't turn it over to a shipping company.
> Local pick-up or delivery by you or the buyer would be the only
> reasonable way to do it without spending a bunch on a reel and proper shipping.
> Steve K7LXC
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