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PostSubject: Flexible low loss coax   Flexible low loss coax Icon_minitimeTue Dec 15, 2020 10:02 am

Anybody recommend a flexible low loss coax.
Using rg213 but it is lifting my tuner of the shelf so i would like to make some patch leads only short but flexible enough to let me sort my shelf out.
I did think of heating the rg213 and putting a bend in it but i think it will damage it.
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PostSubject: Re: Flexible low loss coax   Flexible low loss coax Icon_minitimeTue Dec 15, 2020 10:21 am

I think a few short patch leads of RG58 don't hurt that much.
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PostSubject: Re: Flexible low loss coax   Flexible low loss coax Icon_minitimeTue Dec 15, 2020 11:14 am

That's what I use to use Alan ,RG58 when I had that problem it was OK because they will be short lengths so no loss or very very minimal,
I'm pretty lucky now since I moved everything in to my purpose built shack it's all 213 but I will admit it's still a pain sometimes.
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PostSubject: Re: Flexible low loss coax   Flexible low loss coax Icon_minitimeTue Dec 15, 2020 11:32 am

Would like something a bit better than rg58 for use on VHF/UHF but thanks for the reply.
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PostSubject: Re: Flexible low loss coax   Flexible low loss coax Icon_minitimeTue Dec 15, 2020 11:35 am

Didn't see your reply NUBSTER sorry.
With adapters and rg58 ????? 8x maybe i have a bit of that somewhere.?
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PostSubject: Re: Flexible low loss coax   Flexible low loss coax Icon_minitimeTue Dec 15, 2020 11:45 am

An old mate of mine uses Rg58 for patch leads on his VHF/UHF stuff just puts on the other typ of plugs instead of the PL239 ,I cant think what the other style of plug is called ATM having a age related brain freeze lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Flexible low loss coax   Flexible low loss coax Icon_minitimeTue Dec 15, 2020 11:54 am

N-type
Might just root out that 8x i have some ware plugs could be a short term problem.
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PostSubject: Re: Flexible low loss coax   Flexible low loss coax Icon_minitimeTue Dec 15, 2020 12:06 pm

That's them N-type , lets us know what happens Alan
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PostSubject: Re: Flexible low loss coax   Flexible low loss coax Icon_minitimeTue Dec 15, 2020 10:48 pm

At sensible power and 27MHz, just go with a good quality (Not Chinese eBay crap) RG58.  You can get stuff like M&P or LMR400 Ultraflex, but it simply isn't needed for your application, so save your money.

Oh, good quality 90 degree connectors may also be another options depending on equipment placement.

Even at UHF, RG58 is usually around 11dB of loss per 100', so a 12" patch lead loss is irrelevant in the grand scheme of things.

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PostSubject: Re: Flexible low loss coax   Flexible low loss coax Icon_minitimeFri Dec 18, 2020 6:19 pm

Alan Pilot wrote:
Would like something a bit better than rg58 for use on VHF/UHF but thanks for the reply.

For typical patch lead lengths it doesn't matter. I can guarantee you won't be able to tell the difference between using RG58 for a patch lead even a few metres long and LMR400.
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PostSubject: Re: Flexible low loss coax   Flexible low loss coax Icon_minitimeSat Dec 19, 2020 7:13 am

Well that's it then got some rg8x some ware i will use that and make them around 18in to 2ft long making it a lot easier.
Never bothered before it was just a thought with using vhf/uhf now.
Thanks to all.
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