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Re: Re: Coax

Aircell, LMR400 and plain 9913 have solid center conductors so they will
eventually fail when used around a rotator. 9913F has a foam dielectric and
stranded center conductor and will last much longer when flexed.
LMR400-ULTRAFLEX should work just as well. The standed center conductor has
a higher loss so you may want to use a combination of two types of coax. I
use 100 feet of LMR600 from the shack to  the rotator and then convert to

John, KD6OZH

>Date: Fri, 15 Oct 1999 22:23:06 -0500
>From: Robert Rice <rcrice@netropolis.net>
>Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Coax
>Greetings All,
>I'm just getting started in satellite work. I traded in all my old junky
>radios for a bright shiny new FT-847.  I've got antenna ideas and some
>scouted out.  Now for coax.
>I understand the need for low loss coax.  There are a number of choices:
>9913F, LMR400, Aircell and others. Are there good reasons to choose one
>the other?  Any advice from the old hands to an utter newbie?
>Robert Rice

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