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Re: Drake convert (RG6)



Bill
You are correct. RG6U has a copper clad steel core. Really hard to cut & work with. Stiil no #18 solid in junk
box. Went to hardware store and for 2 bucks got 25' of the right stuff. Now I can convert 100's of Drakes!
Thanks, Don

Bill Howell wrote:

> It may not matter in this case, but RG6 usually has a steel core and can be gnarly to work with.
>
> I found this out the hard way, when I tried to cut some, with scissor-type cutters. Put a nice nick in them.
>
> **************************************************************************
> Looking for a thumbnail lingth of #18 solid copper wire for the filter
> extensions? Try center conductor of RG6U, the coax used for cable TV.
> Don
> *************************************************************************
>
> Bill Howell
> University of Texas at Austin
> College of Fine Arts
> Office of Computing Technologies
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