|[AMRadio] RG-6 Coax|
km1h at jeremy.mv.com
Sat Jan 5 22:02:08 EST 2008
Ive run a KW thru RG-6 on 80M for many years. As long as the VSWR is low so
is the voltage which is only 274V.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Wilhite" <w5jo at brightok.net>
To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service"
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Sent: Saturday, January 05, 2008 9:16 PM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] RG-6 Coax
> You are correct but I wouldn't consider using it for transmitting on any
> radio with power more than about 25 watts.
> The original RG 6 was made well but today finding a consistent quality
> cable is almost impossible unless you buy the best US specified brand,
> which is almost as expensive as LMR type cable.
> Even then, you are taking a chance if you try to put much over 25 watts
> into it.
>>I believe it's in the neighborhoon of 72 ohms. Typical video cable.
>>> Does anyone know off hand the impedance of RG-6? I was given a hundred
>>> or so I'd like to use with my UHF antennas, but the cable guy didn't
>>> the impedance. Google showed some specs, but I gave up before I got the
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