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tibadoex

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OK - So I am getting ready to install another base station at home. Will not be running power - so all systems will be stock for now. My last item to purchase is the coax. Will need 100 ft with 259 connectors on both ends. Would like everyone's recommendations on what is the best "low loss" cable for this run??? Was thinking of going with the DX Engineering 400 MAX. From the charts I see online looks like a loss of ".7"@ 100 ft. Any input on this cable from DXE??

Back in the day I use to use RG8U for my base stations. Cable has improved quite a bit since then.
 

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OK - So I am getting ready to install another base station at home. Will not be running power - so all systems will be stock for now. My last item to purchase is the coax. Will need 100 ft with 259 connectors on both ends. Would like everyone's recommendations on what is the best "low loss" cable for this run??? Was thinking of going with the DX Engineering 400 MAX. From the charts I see online looks like a loss of ".7"@ 100 ft. Any input on this cable from DXE??

Back in the day I use to use RG8U for my base stations. Cable has improved quite a bit since then.
RG-213, DX Engineering RG-213U PL-259 Low-Loss 50-ohm Coax Cable Assemblies DXE-213UDX100 … Have fun with your new setup...
 

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As you are on the east coast check Davis RF they are Ham radio people.

For CB the RG 213 is good.
 
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