[TowerTalk] Coax choice for crank-up - looking for TT experience/recommendations
bswadener at yahoo.com
Tue Jul 11 14:05:32 EDT 2017
Times Microwave's LMR-400-UF has a thermoplastic jacket that is porous, and has a 7-strand copper center conductor.
Times Microwave's LMR-400-DB has a polyethylene jacket that is not porous, is flooded with a waterproofing compound, and has a 7-strand copper center conductor.
Davis RF's BuryFlex400 is similar to LMR400DB but, is not flooded, and has a 19-strand copper center conductor.
DX Engineering's DXE400MAX is the same as BuryFlex400. If you factor-in free ground shipping (on purchases over $100), it's less expensive. Not considering shipping, a 500' spool from DXE was/is less than the same stuff from Davis RF.
Guess which one I bought when I needed close to 500' for my tower project?
Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2017 04:13:53 -0400
From: "Roger (K8RI) on TT" <K8RI-on-TowerTalk at tm.net>
To: towertalk at contesting.com
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Coax choice for crank-up - looking for TT experience/recommendations
The UF is about the most flexible I've seen, but durable it is not.
BuryFlex is not nearly as flexible, but more than good enough for
rotator loops. It also has a very rugged and slippery jacket.
73, Roger (K8RI)
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