Coax Limits or Suggestions

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ky_fire_man

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I am installing a base antenna and wasn't sure what length of coax I should try and stay under. I will be running around 50 feet or slightly under. I have heard of putting an inline amp to boost the signal strength, anyone done that?

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I didn't notice the Coax Cable and Connectors forum until after I posted this... Feel free to move, sorry.
 
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copperhd

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For under 50' you should spend more on your antenna/coax before wasting it on an inline amp, also get the antenna up in the air as tall as possible; this will have a more positive impact.
 

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The higher the frequency the more important coax becomes. Get some LMR-400. Good luck.
 

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You two must have read my mind :) both of y'all's reply's is kinda what I was thinking. Just thought I'd ask and see... I have some 1/2 inch heliax superflex I plan to use for coax but I'm not sure what kind of antenna I'm gonna use yet.
 

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Thread moved. Next time, please use the Report Post icon and a Mod will move the thread. We don't read all the threads so sometimes a request made to move the thread within the thread will be missed. Thanks.
 
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