If you email or contact my ("rotten to the core" :-) friend Mike (wu7q) about his UHF Repeater System (on echolink and IRLP), he'll tell you the story of how his brand new LMR-400 feed-line worked great for about 3 months. The system was installed early in the year when outside temps were moderate.
The California 105' summer heat killed the line in the fourth month of operation. The Repeater Receiver went numb... really numb. Everything tested great, Receiver, Duplexer, the LMR-400 feedline and new Antenna. T'was a real head scratcher for a time. So... We replaced the LMR-400 feed line with 1/2 inch andrews hard line and the receiver came back to life just like magic! The original LMR-400 still tests like nothing is wrong with it... but something is wrong with it unless you like resistive feed line on your UHF Repeater System. This is only one example of the grief we've had with LMR-400 feed line. But I will say that some of our earlier installed LMR line vhf antenna systems are still working ok. We are slowing removing the LMR-400 from critical applications as equipment is changed. Your results will probably vary... Tower climbers and antenna days are costly and eat up more time than most people/shops care to admit. Over time you learn to remove all the variables from a new antenna system installation so you don't end up "punching the clown" over a product selection mistake. LMR is in the variable columb... cheers, skipp > "Tim and Janet Campbell" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > Recently there were some negative comments about the > LMR coax. I have not used it before but was curious > what problems others may have encountered > while using it. > > Tim KB2MFS > Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Repeater-Builder/ <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/