Custom Coax Cables for Your Station

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  1. K8KSU

    K8KSU Ham Member QRZ Page

    Mark, W8BBQ shows how easy it is to use the DX Engineering Custom Cable Builder. Just four easy steps!

    The builder lets you select the precise cable type, length and connectors you want on each end. Mix-and-matching connectors is OK too! Also use the tool to create copper braid assemblies for your specialized grounding applications.

    RG400 Custom Cable assemblies are being added soon!

    Each custom Qcoax cable is hi-pot tested by our technical staff before it leaves our facility.

    Find the Custom Cable Builder on the home page or click here!

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  2. K1LKP

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  3. W4RAV

    W4RAV Ham Member QRZ Page

    Odd how advertisements get called "news". No wonder we can't trust that word anymore, it's become meaningless. :(
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  4. AC7S

    AC7S Ham Member QRZ Page

    67.95 for a 3 ' cable of rg213 plus 2 pl259 connectors no thanks .....good idea though.
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  5. K7LZR

    K7LZR Ham Member QRZ Page

    This is Amateur Radio News? Does the FCC or ARRL know about these cable strippers?
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  6. KD8CDG

    KD8CDG Ham Member QRZ Page

    I just purchased four 6 foot LMR 240 New Times cables with Amphenol connectors installed with heat shrink... $85.75 shipped..
    Compared to DX Engineering:
    Coax Cable, RG-8X, 16 AWG Copper, Type II-A Non-Contaminating PVC Jacket, Amphenol 83-1SP Ends, 6 ft., Each $69.50
    For a grand total of $417

    And it is not even New Times cable..
    Think there is something wrong there....
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  7. K1VSK

    K1VSK Ham Member QRZ Page

    I have one serious question - why does anyone do this?
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  8. KD8CDG

    KD8CDG Ham Member QRZ Page

    I have one serious answer... I simply do not want to install PL259 connectors on cables anymore..
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  9. W4RAV

    W4RAV Ham Member QRZ Page

    Careful, I had a similar comment promptly deleted. Apparently the 'Zed is okay with fake news. :(

    It's regularly enough of an issue I'm considering just walking away and never donating another dime to what's otherwise a very fine service.

    I get that has to pay the bills, but it appears to be at the sacrifice of integrity.
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  10. K1VSK

    K1VSK Ham Member QRZ Page

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