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Author Topic: Good deal on RG-174  (Read 3117 times)

Rescue9

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Good deal on RG-174
« on: July 06, 2016, 02:29:12 PM »
I ordered this the other day and figure'd I'd pass along the link. It's 100' RG-174 with SMB connectors attached to each end. I'm not so sure I want to keep the SMB connectors attached on mine as I need BNC, but I figured for the price I couldn't go wrong. $4.99 plus free shipping. Not bad since wireman rg-174 is $0.23 per foot.

http://www.techrabbit.com/rg-174-u-coaxial-cable-26-awg-100-feet-4516.html?sku=COA-RG-174-U-A1&condition=270

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Re: Good deal on RG-174
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2016, 05:31:43 PM »
Maybe not so good of a deal. I just opened it and its only about 22ft in length. Completely not what was advertised!

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Re: Good deal on RG-174
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2016, 06:45:22 PM »
How's the quality?  $0.23/ft shipped is still a good price.

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Re: Good deal on RG-174
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2016, 07:42:46 PM »
Seems to be good quality. Very tight braid, no sheath slippage, clean cooper strands. Apparently it was a GPS extension cable for an externally mounted sensor. All in all good price for the cable, I just wanted around 30 ft for endfed operations, not ~20.

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Re: Good deal on RG-174
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2016, 09:03:10 PM »
I hate it when that happens. But at least you've got materials for choke balun or other projects.

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Re: Good deal on RG-174
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2016, 09:03:10 PM »