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Old 19-01-2010, 08:39   #1
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52 ohm Cable

Hi every one
I have just removed my mast and had to cut the power cables to equipment above as there were no quick disconnect the previous owner soldered and taped (lasted 27 years)
Any way the coax cable is a 52 ohm one piece from antenna to radio which I will also replace with one piece I will not be removing the mast again.(I hope) I am also changing all the standing rigging.
Does any 52 ohm cable work or is there a recommended marine coax cable
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I'm hoping Bill will chime in here - he's a real expert.

I recommend a coaxial cable with a PVC-IIA outer jacket, at least 95% shielding, tinned shield & conductor
In my order of preference, I use:
RG213U: (0.405” ∅ OD)
RG8X: (0.245” ∅ OD)

RG-8X, RG-8U, RG-213U, or Belden 9913 are all good VHF coax cables.
I wouldn’t use RG-58 (0.195"∅).
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