Note Ray Nelson’s email response to me below. I bought a 130 foot Times Microwave Systems LMR-600
coax cable for only $201.20 + $19 shipping today. I bought this cable to hook up a dual band 2M/70CM antenna at home. Anyway, MPD DIGITAL USA Coax
has their Times Microwave Systems LMR-600
super low-loss coax cable on sale for only $1.24 per foot!!!! This is an unbelievably low price on this extremely low-loss coax!
Even though LMR-400 is considered “low-loss" coax, the low-loss feature primarily applies to the HF bands. However, on the UHF 70 CM band (440 MHz), my 100 foot LMR-400 Ultraflex cable loses 3.2 dB for every 100 feet of cable (that's the cable I used on Field Day). In other words my LMR-400 Ultraflex cable would lose more than 1/2 of the power my radio produces on the UHF 70CM band so my antenna would receive less than 50% of my radio’s power output!
Times Microwave Systems LMR-600 (not Ultraflex) loses only 1.7 dB per 100 feet at 440 MHz (roughly half of what the LMR-400 Ultraflex loses on UHF).
Anyway, if you have a need for some coax, this is a great price IMHO. MPD Digital USA Coax does not have the LMR-600 cable listed on their website so you will need to call them on the phone to order it (229-496-9384).
And no, I don’t get a discount nor kick-back if you buy some of this. However, I told Ray I would forward this information to all three of my ARC’s so feel free to tell them I sent you.
Bob - KG5SQJ
Begin forwarded message:
Subject: Re: Need A Source For Buryable LMR-600 Coax Cable
Date: August 29, 2018 at 8:53:37 AM CDT
Not only do we have LMR-600, we have it on sale :) I've been too
lazy to build it into the website. I need to do that...
Our LMR-600 can be buried and will work just fine that way for up
to 20 years. We can offer the cable for $1.24 per foot and
install the N males for $8 each. We don't have Right Angle N
males in stock for 600, they are $32 each and I can order one for
you or I can use a R/A adapter for $7.50.
Just let me know and I can either send a paypal invoice or you can
call and place your order. If you like follow us on twitter
@mpddigital and you can find all the sales as we release them.
On 8/28/2018 9:08 PM, Bob Ballard
From: Bob Ballard <bobnmarji@...>
Subject: Need A Source For Buryable LMR-600 Coax Cable
I have purchased coax cables several times from you guys and I have been very happy with your products. I am in the process of setting up a 2M/70CM Dual Band antenna. I need about a 125 foot LMR-600 cable to connect this antenna to my radio in order to minimize the attenuation loss on the 70CM band (440 MHz). I need a straight Male-N connector on one end and a 90 degree right Angle-N connector on the other end. I also need to be able to bury this cable in the ground so it needs be buryable.
I don't see any LMR-600 available on your website so I assume you do not stock it because not many folks buy it.
I trust your advice so can you please recommend a decently priced dealer where I can buy the LMR-600 buryable coax cable I need?
Thanks and 73,
Bob - KG5SQJ
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