1. N

    BCD436HP/BCD536HP: Poor reception, programming concerns

    This is my first time posting so I will try and include as much information as possible. Recently I purchased a Uniden BCD436HP, 100ft of LMR-400, and a tram 1410 disc cone antenna. After receiving the Uniden I connected it to the antenna approximately 25 ft above ground. I updated the...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. mpddigital

    Coax Connector Confusion Solution

    After years of answering questions on differences in connector types and their uses we've compiled a single page with close-up photos and info on relevant connector types. This includes mini and Reverse Polarity compared to straight connectors and all the other fun filled problem causers...
  5. 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...