[TowerTalk] Attaching "flex" cable to crank-up standoffs

Bryan Swadener bswadener at yahoo.com
Wed May 15 01:32:25 EDT 2013

I stand by my statements and don't care to "debate" it further.
With cables such as DXE400MAX/BuryFlex400 etc, there
is no point in paying more for cable that is not as good.
Marv, since you're only 10 mi away as the buzzard flies, you
are welcome to come by sometime to look at some BuryFlex400
that was outside nearly 10 years and is still in top condition.
vy 73,
Bryan WA7PRC

Re: Attaching "flex" cable to crank-up standoffs
Date: Tue, 14 May 2013 20:26:25 -0700
From: Jim Lux
I'm not sure there *is* an active MIL-C-17/74 (which is the actual 
standard).  The military is none too hot on the use of PVC jacketed 
cables, which this is.
There's plenty of "RG-213 type" cables out there, generically 
polyethylene insulation, 7 strand core, 0.405" OD, etc.  But there's 
huge differences among them in terms of manufacturing consistency, etc. 
One needs to really look at the mfr's spec sheet and see what their 
interpretation of "RG-213 type" really is, and what they actually do for 
On 5/14/13 6:15 PM, Bryan WA7PRC wrote:
> Since it is Mil qualified, ALL RG-213 is the same.  Compared to similar-size
> foamed dielectric cables, it has more loss/length.
> The best bang for the buck is DX Engineering DXE400MAX,
> a clone of Davis RF's Buryflex400 at a substantial savings.
> 500' = $365 including shipping in the lower 48 states.
> That's 73 cents/foot.
> Bryan WA7PRC
> Date: Tue, 14 May 2013 12:34:49 -0400
> From: KK9A
> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Attaching "flex" cable to crank-up standoffs
> Belden 8267 RG-213 is very tough.  I use it on all of my yagis.
> John KK9A
> Re: [TowerTalk] Attaching "flex" cable to crank-up standoffs
> from [Marv Shelton]
> To: towertalk
> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Attaching "flex" cable to crank-up standoffs
> So, what do you think is best? RG-213???
> I think getting 5 years out of low loss coax is acceptable. I can help
> force at
> least that interval of mainten ance on one's amtennas.
> Best 73's
> de Marv WA2BFW/7

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