[amsat-bb] Re: RG316/U

Albert Jagnow albert-jagnow at uiowa.edu
Tue Oct 6 14:03:06 PDT 2009

I have not used that cable, but my coax calculator says at 435Mhz it has
a 16.936db loss per 100 feet, or 9.65db loss per 100 feet at 145Mhz.  A
3 foot section of cable would have a loss of .5db or 89% efficient at
435 and .3db loss or 94% efficient at 145Mhz.  Probably work OK as long
as it is a really short length of cable.

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Sent: Tuesday, October 06, 2009 2:16 PM
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Subject: [amsat-bb] RG316/U

I will be traveling to Ireland next week and will be taking my FT60R
and an Elk antenna. I purchased a short length of RG316 with appropriate
connectors installed to avoid the need for several adapters and bulkier
RG58. I
was shocked at how small the diameter is for the 316. Manufacturer
it will work quite well at 145/435 for the use intended. Has anyone had
experience with this cable? Tnx

Marc, W4MPS
W4MPS at nc.rr.com



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