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Coax question for Base station

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Hey guys,
I have presently a horizontal dipole at my base station and run 50 feet of Jefa Tech 213 U.
I have on order a Procomm Proton pt99 antenna to try out my first vertical antenna ever on my Newbie base station and plan on a switch to pick which antenna is best at any particular time. I will need 75 feet and was considering again using the 213 U but the price is about 100 bucks which is fine but I see 75 feet of RG8X on a popular CB site for 59 bucks. I don't know if I can mention them here or not so I won't. They say it is premium quality and their top of the line bla bla bla fine. I did some research and get confused with all the different brands of USA made or crappy offshore or supposedly good offshore brands, imitations etc. My setup if that matters is modest with a smiled on Galaxy 949 ,RM Italy KL-503 non HD,each with their own power supplies. Is 213U overkill and would the RG8X work just as well at 75 feet?
Most of the cable will be inside the garage if that matters. Any recommendations would be appreciated.
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Hey..

213U is great and I’ve used RG8X on a lot of application, but I’ve upgraded over the years and use LMR400 exclusively.

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Thanks for the reply. Would you say then the RG8X wasn't noticeably worse than the better coax you have used?







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Hey..

RG8X was my ‘go to’ coax.

Modified RCI 2950 getting out about 27 watts.

I’ve talked as far as Norway, Finland, and Germany.

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Got it thank you







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Check out the prices on eBay, ARP, Belden, Columbia, Commscope, these are USA manufacturers but good quality coax is not cheap. Anything over 100ft I use a LMR400 type coax, RG213flex on anything shorter.

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