[AMRadio] RG8X


W1EOF 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
of us.
Thanks for clarifying it for me.

73,

Mark W1EOF


> -----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.
>
> Jim
> W5JO
>
>
>
>
> >
> > 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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