Re: RG8 Co-ax that can be buried?
Thanks Art, et altoggle quoted messageShow quoted text
May I ask what you guys are referring to as "compression fittings"?
I have a ton of RG-213-U, double shielded coax here already in long lengths, and some soft LMR-400. There's a stiff LMR-400 and a softer LMR-400.
I guess I need to spend time researching those.
I do know this: I want to make as continuous a run as possible from the shack to the antenna's. Inserting a splice with a barrel connector is loss.
It's so easy to lose a db and so difficult to gain a db.
The only panacea I can come up with is a continuous run.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Arthur Peters" <k0acp@...>
Sent: Friday, November 09, 2012 7:25 AM
Subject: Re:  RG8 Co-ax that can be buried?
For what it's worth, I too concur with the over-engineering - perhaps it
is just the latent EE in my trying to escape ...
I have used LMR400 DB inside a 4" pvc conduit, I have both installed
the runs in the conduit as I built it and I've used nylon drawcord. BTW
that new silicon survival tape makes a great way of temporarily "bonding"
the cord to the coax.
For me, I use Times compression UHF connectors -- available from Tessco.
This is a tad more expensive, but i've never had failure -- aside from a mole/
chipmunk that broke into the buried conduit and chewed the coax -- I could
tell the little rascal by his perm perm ... hi hi
Good luck Milt & please let us know how the project turns out.
LONP # 164
On Nov 8, 2012, at 11:38 PM, Jerry wrote:
RG-8/u or RG8X ??? 20 ft with no bends is easy, but add a couple 90 degree bends and double the distance ... it's a whole ball game !
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