w1eof at hamnutz.com
Sat Dec 9 04:00:48 EST 2006
Yup, it does Jim.
Makes sense that in the big cities they would have cell long before the rest
Thanks for clarifying it for me.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jim Wilhite [mailto:w5jo at brightok.net]
> Sent: Friday, December 08, 2006 9:12 PM
> To: Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service
> Subject: Re: [AMRadio] RG8X
> I was manager of a mobile radio service center in Dallas in
> 1983 when they turned on the cell service there. It was the
> first commercial system after Chicago and Washington. Each
> trunk mount radio had RG 58 attached to the antenna mount.
> About 3 years later they used the RG 8 types with the mini
> UHF connector. Does that fit your time frame Mark? It was
> around but not in common usage.
> > I agree with Jim except I'm not sure about the part "RG-8X
> > came out after
> > cellular hit the market".
> > I started using RG8X about 1980 or so. Not many people
> > around here had
> > cellphones until the mid-90s. It has always worked great
> > for me on
> > 50/144mhz. Also on a couple of 50ohm antennas. Most of
> > what I do uses
> > ladderline now. It's good for low-moderate power.
> > 73,
> > Mark W1EOF
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