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    Default DX Engineering DXE400MAX Cable?

    Has anyone had any DIRECT experience with DX Engineering DXE400MAX cable? This is their version of Davis RF's Buryflex400. I'll soon be buying a 500' spool of something LMR400UF-ish and I'm interested in hearing anything bad (or good) about the quality of their cable.

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    I CAN HELP by telling you I have absolutely never used the stuff.

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    It is private labeled coax. Three guesses who made it, and two don't count!
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    Quote Originally Posted by WB2WIK View Post
    I CAN HELP by telling you I have absolutely never used the stuff.
    Oh, a wise guy, eh?! Here... walk into this! [sticks out two fingers]

    Quote Originally Posted by K0BG View Post
    It is private labeled coax. Three guesses who made it, and two don't count!
    You answered a question I didn't ask. I don't care who makes it. I care ONLY about the quality.

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    I can't comment on the quality because I've honestly never used their cable.

    However you discussed LMR400UF'ish cable, and the DXE cable linked isn't "UF" type at all; it has a solid center conductor. (UF has stranded.)

    I looked at the DXE website to see if they had "UF" type cable like this, and I didn't see any.

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    Hi, Bryan -

    We would be happy to send you a 5 foot length for your perusal and for your use. No obligation on your part.
    You won't be charged and you don't need to return it.

    I will send them a copy of this message and if you like you can call in the morning to order it.

    73,
    Paul
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    Quote Originally Posted by WB2WIK View Post
    However you discussed LMR400UF'ish cable, and the DXE cable linked isn't "UF" type at all; it has a solid center conductor. (UF has stranded.)
    This sure looks like it says it's stranded:
    Center Conductor: AWG #10, 19/.0210" Strand Bare Copper

    Quote Originally Posted by NO8D View Post
    We would be happy to send you a 5 foot length for your perusal and for your use.
    Thanks but that's not what I asked.

    Again, I want to know ONLY about personal experience from end-users of this cable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WA7PRC View Post
    Has anyone had any DIRECT experience with DX Engineering DXE400MAX cable? This is their version of Davis RF's Buryflex400. I'll soon be buying a 500' spool of something LMR400UF-ish and I'm interested in hearing anything bad (or good) about the quality of their cable.
    No personal experience with it Bryan, but DX Engineering has a good reputation in my circle of Ham Friends. I could not imagine DX Engineering compromising the good reputation they enjoy in the Ham Radio Community by selling a POS Cable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WA7PRC View Post
    This sure looks like it says it's stranded:
    Thanks for the correction! I didn't click on the "tech info," and was going only by the photograph which clearly shows a single solid conductor. The "tech info" is hopefully correct, and it does show the cable is stranded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WB2WIK View Post
    Thanks for the correction! I didn't click on the "tech info," and was going only by the photograph which clearly shows a single solid conductor. The "tech info" is hopefully correct, and it does show the cable is stranded.
    Also, when I called today, I was told the jacket is UV-resistant (the tech info doesn't state that). It's kinda important for an outdoor cable. Yes, even here in the "overcast" Pac NW.

    Quote Originally Posted by KA7NIQ View Post
    I could ot imagine DX Engineering compromising the good reputation they enjoy in the Ham Radio Community by selling a POS Cable.
    Not that they would sell junk but, I'm looking for some reassurance from end-users. I checked eHam for reviews (none found).

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