[AMRadio] RG8X


Brett gazdzinski brett.gazdzinski at verizonbusiness.com
Fri Dec 8 15:43:01 EST 2006


I have always used rg8x from the antenna to the roof, then I splice
on the RG214 into the shack.
Unless an antenna is center supported, the weight of full size
coax is out of the question.

I have never had a problem with it, the loss is higher,
but I only use about 30 feet of it on HF.

Brett
N2DTS 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net 
> [mailto:amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net] On Behalf Of Larry Knapp
> Sent: Friday, December 08, 2006 3:33 PM
> To: Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service
> Subject: Re: [AMRadio] RG8X
> 
> Rick - I use RG8X exclusively.  However, I don't run 'legal 
> limit' AM.  I only run 100 watts...75,
> 40, 15, 10.  Legal limit CW though......73, Larry KC8JX
> 
> --- Rick Brashear <rickbras at airmail.net> wrote:
> > Has anyone used this coax (RG8X) in lengths of about 100' 
> for legal limit AM work?  If so, how
> does it compare loss wide to the larger coax on 75 meters?  
> Thanks, Rick
> 
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