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I purchased one of these 10 Meter RFS Cellflex Jumpers to use as an antenna feed - It's labeled RFS CELLFLEX SCF 38-50. Does anyone have any information on loss for this cable? Is it comparable to 9913 or LMR-400?

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Hi guys,

"Is it comparable to 9913 or LMR-400?"

No, you overlooked the fact that it's 3/8" diameter while those are 1/2" so you'll need special connectors. Then again it's semi-rigid line, sort of a cross between hard line and standard coax but with a twist, the outer conductor isn't braid, it rather resembles BX armored cable used for electrical wiring. Nope, this stuff isn't your average scanner cable.
 
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kb2vxa said:
Hi guys,

"Is it comparable to 9913 or LMR-400?"

No, you overlooked the fact that it's 3/8" diameter while those are 1/2" so you'll need special connectors. Then again it's semi-rigid line, sort of a cross between hard line and standard coax but with a twist, the outer conductor isn't braid, it rather resembles BX armored cable used for electrical wiring. Nope, this stuff isn't your average scanner cable.
Corrugated cable is the STANDARD of the industry.
LMR-400, LMR-600, etc. is a relative newcomer for those who want to save a few $$.

Yes, all corrugated cable needs connectors specifically designed for it.

Andrew is the big company in the market.
 

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kb2vxa said:
Hi guys,

"Is it comparable to 9913 or LMR-400?"

No, you overlooked the fact that it's 3/8" diameter while those are 1/2" so you'll need special connectors. Then again it's semi-rigid line, sort of a cross between hard line and standard coax but with a twist, the outer conductor isn't braid, it rather resembles BX armored cable used for electrical wiring. Nope, this stuff isn't your average scanner cable.
He bought pre-assembled jumper with N connectors already attached.

No need to obtain or install special connectors.

Rigidity and diameter might be an issue depending on how the feedline needs to be routed.
 

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Yes I bought it pre-assembled with connectors and it has an Andrew part number. You can't beat the price, just above $20 delivered for 10 meters.

Thanks for the link to the product sheet and also to everyone else that responded.
 
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This cable is also extremely durable and will last you forever. It's considered more of a "commercial-grade" cable. $20 is a pretty good price, too.
 
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