"Great Quality" RG6 coax

Discussion in 'Antennas, Feedlines, Towers & Rotors' started by NM7G, Nov 24, 2020.

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  1. KB1CKT

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    So that is why there is orange cable on ebay! I was wondering why orange. [Of course, the stuff on ebay doesn't indicate a manufacturer... I wonder why!]
     
  2. NQ1B

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    I use RG-6 with the original cable TV connectors to feed my BOG (Beverage On Ground), but I've never tried transmitting through it.

    It works very well for the receive-only BOG.
     
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  3. KB1CKT

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    I could buy that--the antenna is lossy, so what's a few more dB? All about SNR on receive.

    It's the TX aspect that's bugging me at the moment...
     
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  4. N0TZU

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    I've been using RG6 CCS with for a dipole, and a receive loop. Works great for RX and TX at 100W. I use excellent quality Beldon F connectors that you can get by the bag cheap. The female panel mount connectors are inexpensive and good to use for the balun box or whatever.
     
  5. KB1CKT

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    I wish I could get Beldon's again, or I should say, get them at the hardware store. The "Ideal" connector brand just don't feel as good.

    The local electronics surplus place had the F bulkheads--and they closed up shop. :( Am ordering more of those online. I forget what size drill bit, but I've found that if I drill a hole just large enough for the flats, it is easy, on plastic boxes, to take a round file and open up the holes so that the connector is properly "caught" and won't spin. I should look to see what thread the nut is and get more, some of the bulkheads have very thin nuts that don't look very healthy.

    Next time I go to the transfer station I might see what VCR's got dropped off, perhaps I can snag something there...
     
  6. N0TZU

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    Here are Beldons (PPC) by the bag that I bought. $23 for 50.

    https://smile.amazon.com/50-Pack-Co...PPC+EX6XL&qid=1606326356&s=electronics&sr=1-3
     
  7. KB1CKT

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    Why didn't I think to go to Amazon? geez...
     
  8. N0TZU

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    Just be on guard against cheapo imitations when shopping for technical items - actually, any items.
     
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  9. KB1CKT

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    No kidding. Ebay is worse. It's like shopping at Radioshack all over again. Only cheaper and without the blank stares.
     
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