[amsat-bb] Re: [CubeSat] advice request for FUNcube

Jan King jking at eclipticenterprises.com
Thu Apr 21 17:22:21 PDT 2011

My vote would be RG-188A/U.  See my AMSAT-IARU Link Model Rev 2.4.3; Line
Loss Tools and Tables Tab; First entry.  Use the calculator there to get
losses at various frequencies.  It's PTFE wrapped and there are SMA and SMC
connectors made for it.  Or you can solder it directly to the transmitter
output, if you are careful.  It's pretty flexible and can have about the
shortest bend radius of any coax available.  In the end, however, that might
be your biggest problem in a Cubesat - making the short bends.

On Wed, Apr 20, 2011 at 9:41 PM, Graham Shirville <
g.shirville at btinternet.com> wrote:

>  hi All,
> A simple question this time!
> What is the best coax cable to use in a cubesat? Size, flexibility/min
> radius, existing space heritage, ease of applying connectors are our main
> design drivers - we are only using UHF and VHF so losses are not going to be
> too much of a problem hopefully..
> many thanks in advance
> 73
> Graham
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