[TowerTalk] Coax choice for crank-up - looking for TT experience/recommendations

Jim Brown jim at audiosystemsgroup.com
Tue Jul 11 18:17:17 EDT 2017

Good idea, Dave.  Another excellent way to do that is SimSmith, which 
has data for most popular coax, lets you enter your own data, lets you 
specify any load, and computes loss in the entire run and in each part 
of the run.  Freeware, by AE6TY. Runs in JAVA.

That's a small part of what it can do. I use it extensively to design 
matching networks, model effectiveness of stubs, etc.


73, Jim K9YC

On 7/11/2017 2:51 PM, David Aslin G3WGN wrote:
> Thanks for the thought.  I developed an Excel spreadsheet for our 6Gs DXpeditions (TX6G, E6GG, ZL7G) that does the same as the arrg calculator but allows multiple segments each with selectable coax types to give a transceiver-to-antenna loss figure, so I can see the effect of cable selection on overall and segment loss;

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