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Offline bwells

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Coax cable with Antennacraft ST4
« on: September 02, 2012, 04:57:40 PM »
Hello All,

Can you please tell which coax cable to go with and best with no signal loss.

Thanks,

Brett KSMF,KMHR,KSAC,KMCC,ZOA



Offline AeroBill

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Re: Coax cable with Antennacraft ST4
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2012, 06:57:35 PM »

 I've seen the following recommended:  RG-6/U, RG-8/U, RG-8/X, RG-8M. Belden also makes some
 good cable.
 Most don't recommend RG58/U because it is too lossy, especially on long runs.
 I would check the manufacturer's specs, especially how much loss per 100' the cable has and
get the lowest loss cable you can afford. However, connectors may be expensive for some of
these cables.
 The LiveATC feeder providers have probably been thru this when they set up their site, so they can be
a good source of what works and what doesn't in antenna cable.

 

Offline K5PAT

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Re: Coax cable with Antennacraft ST4
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2012, 07:39:40 PM »
It also depends on how long your cable run is going to be.
Belden 9913 is a good choice for over 100 feet.
Times Microwave's LMR-400 is also a very good low-loss cable for over 100 feet.
Under 100' you can use RG-8X or Times 240 cable.
All of the above take the inexpensive PL-259 type connectors.
Here are some sources:
/ http://radioworks.com/
http://abrind.com/
Here is a handy comparison of coax cables and loss figures.
http://www.hamuniverse.com/coaxdata.html

Offline bwells

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Re: Coax cable with Antennacraft ST4
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2012, 01:12:20 AM »
Thanks guys for the info much appreciated.

Brett