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Old 25 September 2009, 06:21   #1
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coaxial cable

Where's the cheapest place to get coaxial cable for A VHF? Looking around and 2.99 a meter seems to be about the price. Anywhere cheaper?
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Old 25 September 2009, 06:49   #2
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if its normal 50 ohm i have arel i could give you some off for the price of postage pmme for more info
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http://www.radioworld.co.uk/~radio/c...re-p-2490.html seem to be 60p per metre

or this lot are 24 for 100m http://www.rocketradio.co.uk/100m-rg...59s--765-p.asp

or 89p per metre at Maplin http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=256
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Make sure you get the same type you've got (the cable doesn't really matter that much - it's a pain in the butt having to manage different connectors that's the problem.)

Usually it's RG-58 (I think it's an A/U suffix) or RG-8X, but there may be others out there.

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Thanks lads.
I've got normal Coaxial here but I thought it would be best to use tinned stuff?
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John,

Don't use ordinary TV cable - it's 75 Ohm whereas VHF (RG58) is 50 Ohm.

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John,

Don't use ordinary TV cable - it's 75 Ohm whereas VHF (RG58) is 50 Ohm.

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Your a mind reader mate! Just found that out.
BTW, sorry I didn't buy that Antenna off you. Got a S/H one as money's tight mate. Although the one from allgadgets was an amazing price!!
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