Custom Coax Cables for Your Station

Discussion in 'Videos and Podcasts' started by K8KSU, Sep 20, 2018.

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  1. VE3BXG

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    Yes indeed.
  2. KE5ES

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    Kinda like "We don't need to talk about anything but business at the Club meeting! I just want it to be over and go to Denny's after the meeting to hang out with my contesting group." Says the President of the club who has served as president for 25 years with the same 10 members present. Or!!! "Let's do something different at the club meetings!" "Like go outside the building and turn on some radios and get the new hams on the air and show them how to do things?" "No, 'like' split into groups so we can talk about contesting and CW."
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  3. KD5BLZ

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    I do not complain about the New Generation of hams. I am not a fan of internet linking on repeaters I do not feel it Amateur radio. But I tolerate it. It not for me.
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  4. N2OPQ

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    I saw the picture and the headline and thought they were going to show an easier or better way of making our own custom cables. I see where some people need the video to help them along the webpage's "tool", but this shouldn't be showing up as news here. Although, I'm now contributing to the other problem, which is the reason I'm throwing in yet another comment... with 7 pages of comments to this, it will probably be promoted as one of the more popular "news stories".
  5. KQ9J

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    Like frying bacon naked, you only do it once :D
  6. KD8DEY

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    You haven't been around my place at 2AM, Half asleep & hungry....:eek:
  7. W4HM

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    In the 29 years that I've been a ham I've made many dozens of my own coax cable assemblies from anywhere of 2-150 feet long mostly RG-8X but also some of RG-213U. But as I've aged I've lost most fine motor skill and touch sensation in my fingers so can no longer make coax assemblies up.

    So I now buy ready made ones from DX Engineering when needed for new antenna projects. They are not cheap but are of high quality.

    I give all of my hamateur radio business nowadays to DX Engineering because they have excellent customer service.
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2018
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  8. K5TRI

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    Where's George Carlin when you need him?

    Oh wait, he's dead ...
  9. KQ9J

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    I guarantee that if I ordered a ready made coax, it would be too long or too short. Just like my "measure once, cut three times and then grab a new board" carpentry skills, I am better off to order more coax than I could possibly need for the job and put my own ends on.

    But I do buy the coax from DXE. I have converted all my outdoor runs to DXE213.
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  10. KG4YUS

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    Where's the Fake News button when you need it?
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