[TowerTalk] RG213 coax source?

Steve Maki lists at oakcom.org
Wed Jan 31 12:23:35 EST 2018

Point taken about the OP's subject line.

However at this point in time it's hard to come up with a reason for 
sticking with RG213, except for rotator loops perhaps, since LMR400 is a 
superior cable. Even for soldering to the braid, which is tinned copper.

-Steve K8LX

On 1/31/2018 9:07 AM, Rob Atkinson wrote:
> The man asked about RG213.  He didn't ask about foam coax, heliax etc.
> When sourcing genuine RG213 you should pay attention to the
> specifications regarding the center, shield, dielectric and jacket.
> The dielectric is important to get the RG213 breakdown voltage and
> bending radius.  RG213 is also great for soldering--other unbalanced
> lines such as the foam with a foil shield are much harder to work with
> when installing connectors.
> The jacket is important because true RG213 will have a jacket that
> will hold up.  Belden is a good brand.  You get what you pay for.
> You can get any kind of electrical tape or you can get 3M type 33.
> Same wisdom applies with coax.

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