• Effective immediately we will be deleting, without notice, any negative threads or posts that deal with the use of encryption and streaming of scanner audio.

    We've noticed a huge increase in rants and negative posts that revolve around agencies going to encryption due to the broadcasting of scanner audio on the internet. It's now worn out and continues to be the same recycled rants. These rants hijack the threads and derail the conversation. They no longer have a place anywhere on this forum other than in the designated threads in the Rants forum in the Tavern.

    If you violate these guidelines your post will be deleted without notice and an infraction will be issued. We are not against discussion of this issue. You just need to do it in the right place. For example:


  1. M

    SWR Advice

    Hi I am pretty new to Ham radio, so I offer the following. I recently strung a G5RV Pro ZS6BKW Optimized with 1:1 Balun. It is about 55 feet in the trees, but that is not the point. https://www.amateurradiosupplies.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=10098 When attempting to tune the SWR I...
  2. mpddigital

    Get the Best Coax for the Same Price as the Cheap Stuff

    Often we see questions and comments about short jumpers and pigtails and what coax to get for different applications. The answer is IMHO use the best lowest loss coax you can considering flexibility and cable group and you should find that the cost is about the same for all! You can get the...
  3. gmclam

    Has anyone used Air802 coax?

    From the data I can find, the loss through 100' of TMS LMR-400 coax @ 800 MHz appears to be about 3.6dB. I found this other coax, Air802 LMR-400UF and it claims a loss of 4.4dB under the same circumstances, so it does not appear to be as good. Regardless, I am wondering if anyone has used...