rickbras at airmail.net
Fri Dec 8 15:55:28 EST 2006
Thanks Jim. I use large coax on all of my other antennas, but this one
is made of coax and I think I'll give the 8x a shot. I make all of my
jumpers for the shack out of 8x simply because it's easier to work with
and they're very short. Well, I do have big coax on the Henry.
Jim Wilhite wrote:
> Well Rick, RG 8X came out after cellular hit the market. It is small
> and reasonable flexible. It is about the same size as RG 59 and has a
> bit more loss than RG 213. So it is perfect for UFH frequencies and
> installations in an automobile.
> Some of it has foam core around the center conductor and I would not
> use that at all. Should you kink or bend it too much, the foam will
> loose it circular shape allowing the impedance to change at that
> site. You can avoid that by following the installation rules of all
> wires. The bend radius of wires of any sort is 10 X the diameter. So
> if you have a .5 inch cable then the bend radius is 5 inches.
> According to the specs it will handle 1500 watts. If you do it, be
> careful of installing connectors. Should you overheat the connector
> the heat will deform the foam near it and that can cause problems. I
> personally don't like the stuff, but that is my personal preference.
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