Hi Steve, In the approx 50' length of feedline we used, there appeared to be no un-realistic amount of loss in the new lmr cable. As mentioned earlier, sourcing the numb receiver was a real head scratcher for a week or two. Tx out power and return losss measured just peachy, but no cigar on the rx loss.... go figure.
I don't have the original values anymore... It's possible I still have the problematic line segement still at the repeater site (well marked as bad). Maybe this summer I'll have another look at it. 1/2 inch hard line is not really that much more and there's a glut of feedline around from all the cell site swap outs/changes. I've not had any problem with the larger LMR lines although we don't have a lot of it in service. I do have a lot of the rg-58 size LMR 200 in service and I like it for inside jumpers in some applications. Mostly because I got it free and it's easy to work with. But most of the serious applications get rg-214 mil spec so I can sleep well at night... cheers, skipp > "Steve Bosshard (NU5D)" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > Hello Skipp, > > I would be really interested in knowing with say 10 > watts going into the cable, how much reaches a dummy > load at the far end. I have never had any loss > issues with LMR400, other than breaking the center > conductor. I have bunches of LMR500 and 600 with no > trouble. Above 600, it makes more sense to use LDF5-50 > 7/8 Andrew cable. I have various LMR cables in place > from HF to 1296 (on 1296 they are short jumpers from > the main line into the station). > Steve NU5D 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/