[TowerTalk] 7/8" hardline, Best way to ship?
n7xy at clearwire.net
Thu Sep 11 15:46:46 EDT 2008
When I worked on antenna ranges (a long time ago) I purchased Heliax
many times and it was packed that way for lengths too short for a reel.
On Sep 11, 2008, at 11:43 AM, Roger (K8RI) wrote:
> 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
> 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
> 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.
> Roger (K8RI)
>> 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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