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Coax question ?

Post by Guest on Wed Oct 24, 2007 5:18 am

Having moved my entire station to another part of the shack , I find the the coax lead fead line from the G5RV is about 3 foot too short.

I do have a couple of double female PL259 connectors, but should I re-new the entire Coax lead or will making a new short patch lead and linking them up through the double female PL plug be OK ?

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Post by 2W0PWR on Wed Oct 24, 2007 5:41 am

Making a short patch lead with a double connector will work fine. But here is the BUT you will loose power for every connection even an SWR meter in-line!!!
Could be quite costly to replace the whole lot so I would use a patch lead and make sure the SWR is ok as you are making the coax longer...
(see if that works) Neutral

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Post by Guest on Wed Oct 24, 2007 6:42 am

Yep certainly does, was wondering about the loss factor, but considering the linear can do up to 600 watts SSB will mke up for it lol Very Happy

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Post by MM3XXW on Fri Dec 07, 2007 7:55 am

Maybe a bit late in adding this but, for general advice in the future, I find it's always best to renew the whole run when needed.
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Post by Morseman on Sun Oct 18, 2009 8:30 am

At frequencies up to 30MHz, a 3 foot length of coaxial cable and a couple of extra connectors, plus a male/male or female/female adapter, is not going to make any noticeable difference to the transmitted or received signals.
Unless the connectors are badly fitted, of course.

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