[AMRadio] HV Wire


Donald Sanders w4bws at comcast.net
Sat Dec 23 02:14:31 EST 2006


Not until 2009 when all TV is digital.
Healthfully yours,
                          Don W4BWS
 why use coax.
  I thought that TVI
> was a thing of the past.
>
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> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Gary Schafer" <garyschafer at comcast.net>
> To: "'Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service'"
> <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
> Sent: Friday, December 22, 2006 8:27 PM
> Subject: RE: [AMRadio] HV Wire
>
>
> > Coax works fine for HV leads. I have an 813 amp with around 2500 volts
> > that
> > I have had a piece of rg58 on for years.
> >
> > I have a commercial lab 15Kv supply that has a modified pl259 and rg8
> > cable
> > coming out of it.
> > Ground the shield and if it should arc it will only arc to ground.
> >
> > 73
> > Gary  K4FMX
> >
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net [mailto:amradio-
> >> bounces at mailman.qth.net] On Behalf Of Mike Sawyer
> >> Sent: Friday, December 22, 2006 3:16 PM
> >> To: Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service
> >> Subject: Re: [AMRadio] HV Wire
> >>
> >> I'm with Bill on this one. Braided copper can be purchased as a sheath
> >> for
> >> HV lines. Coax, you really don't have a good idea of what the insides
> >> look
> >> like.
> >> Mod-U-Lator,
> >> Mike(y)
> >> W3SLK
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> I don't have personal experience (and don't want any), but have heard
> >> horror
> >> stories regarding the use of coaxial cable as high voltage wire.
> >>
> >> Short answer: Don't do it!
> >>
> >> Use fresh cable designed for the purpose.  If you are willing to
> >> experiment
> >> with a potentially lethal configuration, at least route the wire away
> >> from
> >> any exposed surfaces.   If it does let go at least it won't be through
> >> you.
> >>
> >> 73 de Bill, AB6MT
> >> hbco2 at sbcglobal.net
> >>
> >>
> >>
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