[amsat-bb] Re: Best type of coax to use between preamps and antennas

hasan schiers schiers at netins.net
Tue Jul 1 16:12:24 PDT 2008

LMR-400 works very well, and for higher flexibility requirements, you 
can use LMR-400 ultra flex.
It's loss is very close to 9913, without some of the 9913 varieties 
problems. I replaced all my 9913 with LMR-400 years ago, and all my 
water problems went away, never to return.


hasan, N0AN

Ronald Nutter wrote:
> After problems I had on Field Day in trying to operate the satellites, I 
> am looking to upgrade the coax I use between the preamps and the 
> antennas.  I am using 9913FX from the IC-910H and the preamps.  I had 
> been using RG Mini 8/U for the connection between the preamps and 
> antennas.  Should I also use 9913FX between the preamps and the 
> antennas?  The run between the radio and the preamp is 50 ft.  The run 
> from the preamp to the antennas is about 10 - 15 ft depending on where I 
> set the antennas up.  I am concerned about how flexible the 9913FX would 
> be in terms of the antennas rotating back and forth.  I was planning on 
> ordering the cables pre-made from CableXperts since working with N 
> connectors isnt my strong point and dont want to worry about my 
> soldering and having a good connection on both ends of the cable.
> Any suggestions appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Ron
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