Re: Extending antenna
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Any of the '50 ohm' coax cables will do the job nicely. 75 ohm cable will work nicely too. Amateurs have also successfully used a twisted pair that can be just about any pair of insulated hookup wires. Those are 'self-shielding'. Look at cat5 network cable. If you want to use coax the RG-174 will be better for your application. Since you already have the RG-58 use that but use more care about avoiding sharp bends. Over time the center conductor will creep through the insulation (especially foam insulation) toward the braid and won't be close to the '50 ohms' you thought it would be (if that is important to you.
I mounted a small radio in a large size index card file box made of steel. Those ammo cans can make a nice project. Have fun with yours:)
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On 10/4/20 1:10 AM, Kit Peters wrote:
What about RG58? I have rather a lot of it laying around.