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Re: Fiber Optic Information



What do you mean by "feedline"... obviously not for RF...  do you mean for rotor
control?  If so, should be no problem... even indoor multimode stuff is
incredibly tough.   If it's not tough enough, go to a riser-rated version.

Ryan Brooks
ryan@inc.net
N9YBX

"Joel B. Black" wrote:

> Gave an amateur satellite presentation at a local club meeting tonight -
> Murphy's Law hit early and hard, but that's not my problem.  A question was
> asked during the discussion of feedline regarding the use of fiber optics
> instead of coax.  I told him I wouldn't use because of the possibility of
> "micro-bends" when the fiber gets bent and twisted during satellite
> tracking.  He didn't think this would be an issue.  However, it seems that I
> have seen this addressed here before and the reasons for not using fiber for
> feedline.  Does my memory serve me correctly?
>
> Thanks.
>
> 73,
> Joel
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