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Antenna Feed Line

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[Yesterday: 5 miles; today: 4 miles (run/walk)]

So the next step for the FM radio station antenna is to get it up on the tower.  But before that, I need to have a “jumper”, a piece of feedline coax cable which will go from my high efficiency non-bendable line to the antenna itself.  This part needs to be bendable.

Generally speaking, the non-bendable stuff is higher efficiency and the bendable stuff is lower efficiency, generally.

Anyway,  I’ve been digging through my pile and I have a couple of options.  I need about 15 feet of cable.  I have three about 10 feet long and I could join two of them together.  Or I could take the fittings off of one of them and use it on a single piece I have.  I haven’t decided yet which way to go.  I suspect the single cable with fewer fittings would be “better” in an electrical sense, if I could count on my skills putting on the fittings to be as good as the factory-made jobbies.

 

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