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Introducing our newest kit


The Andy-Crimp Pro™ Deluxe Crimp Kit

Everything you need to install Powerpoles in your station.  Includes our famous Andy-Crimp Pro™ Crimp tool; Powerpole insertion/extraction tool; assortment of 15A, 30A, and 45A Powerpoles; wire stripper; 4-way PWR-Blok splitter; and screwdriver for changing dies.  Compatible with our coax crimp connector die sets, of course.  All in a sturdy, custom designed ABS case.  
Special price of just $99.73  Go here


The Ultimate Powerpole & Coax Strip, Prep, and Crimp Kit
Our new prep, strip, and crimp set is just what you need.  Full cycle ratchet crimper specifically designed to install coax connectors.  Strips and Crimps RG-8, 213, 8X, 58, 174, 316, 59, 6, 11, LMR-400, LMR-240, 9913, and others. PLUS! It includes our exclusive Andy-Crimp Pro™ Powerpole die set to crimp 15-30-45-50-75A Powerpoles, Molex Connectors, insulated and uninsulated terminals. and more.  All in a sturdy, custom designed ABS case.
Special price of just $129.73  Go here
 
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VHF/UHF Antennas
High Quality, High power Baluns
Antenna Wire and Rope
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Low-Loss Coax
HF Antennas
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Silicone Sealing Tape
Now in 15 colors!

Coax Connector sealing tape. 
No adhesive, bonds to itself.  Stretches 300%. 
UV, oil, salt and chemical resistant silicon tape. 
Insulates up to 8,000 Volts per layer. 

 Waterproof Your Coax Connections
Seal Leaky Pipes
Bundle Wire and Rope
Insulate Electrical Connections
Add Grip to Tools
Identify/Decorate Pipes
Restrain Unruly Children & Pets
And much more.

Removes easily and leaves no residue. 
Each roll is 1 inch wide by 10 feet (unstretched) long.

Black -- $6

Red -- $6

Green -- $6

Yellow -- $6

Blue -- $6

Clear -- $6

White -- $6

Orange -- $6

Purple -- $6

Pink -- $6

Olive Drab -- $6

Desert Sand -- $6

Tan -- $6

Brown --$6

Gray -- $6

Camo-Pack -- 1 each of Black, Desert Sand, and Olive Drab -- $15

USA Pack -- 1 each of Red, White, and Blue -- $15

O! Canada Pack -- 2 White, 1 Red $15

Brit Pack -- 1 each of White, Red, and Blue -- $15

Mono-Pack  1 each of Black, Gray, and Clear -- $15

Tea Party Pack -- 3 Rolls, All White of course -- $20

Pkg of 15, one of each color -- $70

Pkg of 8 assorted colors $40

Coax and Ladder Line, by the foot or pre-assembled
with commercial grade connectors. 
You spent a lot of hard-earned cash on your radio.  And another good sized chunk of time and money building or buying your antenna.  Bargain-bin coax is just a plain waste of money.  You can easily lose half or more of your signal in the feedline.  Upgrade to our low-loss cable or ladder-line today and see what a difference it makes.
 
  What Coax Should I Order?

As always, it depends on your needs.  Here's a chart listing some popular types of coax, with their loss in dB per 100'.  Keep several things in mind as you look at it.  First, we assume that the cable is terminated in its characteristic impedance (50 ohms, for all of these, or a 1:1 SWR) and second, that the cable is in like-new condition.  Remember that the loss is a linear function.  A 50' section will have 1/2 the loss, a 200' piece will have twice the loss.  Higher SWR and loss due to aging will increase these figures, sometimes dramatically.  Finally -- if you think that the fact that your auto-tuner in the shack finds a match means that you have a 1:1 SWR on your coax, you need to learn or re-learn some basics.  Subscribe to my newsletter (sign in form at the top of every page on this Web Site) where we've been discussing SWR and related topics.

For your delight and edification, I've included LMR-1700 cable.  This is appx 1-3/4 inch diameter cable.  It will run you about $15.00 per foot.  Type N connectors for it are about $200.00 a pop.  Plus $5.00 for an N to PL-259 adapter if you need one.  Not something many of us are going to spring for, but it's interesting to compare it with cables that we might really use. 

Looking at the chart, it becomes apparent that the lower loss cables really make a big difference at VHF and above frequencies.  To take an extreme example, using 100' of RG-174 at 2400 MHz (2.4 GHz) means that virtually no signal make it to the antenna.  All of your power is lost in the feedline.  On the other hand, 50 feet of RG-316 might be a reasonable choice for a backpacking antenna where size and weight are at a premium, and operation will be on the HF bands.

As with most things in life, there are trade-offs.  You need to balance size, weight, loss, power handling capability, durability and cost to arrive at the correct choice. 
 

 
Loss in dB per 100' for some popular coax cables MHz RG-174 RG-316 RG-58 RG-8X RG-213 USA-400 Bury-Flex LMR-600 LMR-1700  
Cable Diameter  --> .1" .1" .195" .240" .405" .405" .405" .590" 1.75"
1 .83 .79 .45 .35 .18 .12 .31 .07 .05
3.5 1.5 1.5 .84 .66 .35 .22 .62 .14 .05
14 3.1 3.0 1.7 1.3 .7 .46 .74 .28 .10
28 4.4 4.2 2.4 1.9 1.0 .6 .9 .43 .14
50 5.9 5.6 3.2 2.6 1.4 .88 1.1 .55 .20
150 10.3 9.8 5.6 4.5 2.4 1.5 1.8 .98 .34
450 18.1 17.2 10.0 8.2 4.5 2.7 3.1 1.7 .60
900 25.9 24.6 14.5 12.1 6.6 3.9 4.9 2.5 .93
1200 30.12 28.7 16.9 14.3 7.8 4.5 5.5 3.0 1.2
2400 43.5 41.4 24.8 21.6 12.0 6.6 7.4 2.3 1.8
  Coax Cable in Bulk
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Bury Flex Very Low Loss Bulk Coax, 50 OHM  
BF-1 Bury-Flex
Very Low Loss 50 Ohm cable.  Direct Burial, even in water!
1 foot 100% foil plus 95% braid shield.  Stranded center conductor.  Excellent low-loss characteristics at a great price. Super-tough PE (not PVC) jacket means you can bury it, even under water; plus greatly extended life outdoors.

$1.50

BF-50 50 feet

$65

BF-100 100 feet

$120

BF-150 150 feet

$170

BF-200 200 feet

$220

USA-400™ Very Low Loss Bulk Coax, 50 OHM
Our USA-400™ is very similar to, but superior to, Times Microwave LMR-400®*
Most "400" type cable, including the big names, is made in China.
We're proud to say that USA-400 is 100% American made coax.
*LMR is a registered trademark of Times Microwave Systems
 
USA-400-1 Our Very Low Loss USA-400 50 Ohm cable 1 foot 100% foil plus 95% braid shield.  Solid center conductor.  Excellent low-loss characteristics at a great price.

$1.50

USA-400-50 50 feet

$60

USA-400-100 100 feet

$100

USA-400-150 150 feet

$140

USA-400-200 200 feet

$175

RG-213 Low Loss Bulk Coax, 50 OHM  
RG-213-1 Low Loss RG-213 50 Ohm coax cable.  Similar, but superior to, RG-8 1 foot 96% braid outer shield.  Stranded center conductor for flexibility.  Excellent cable at a great price. High quality connectors are here

$1.25

RG-213-50 50 feet

$55

RG-213-100 100 feet

$95

RG-213-150 150 feet

$135

RG-213-200 200 feet

$175

USA-240™ Very Low Loss Bulk Coax, 50 OHM
Our USA-240™ is very similar to, but superior to, Times Microwave LMR-240®*
Most "240" type cable, including the big names, is made in China.
We're proud to say that USA-240 is 100% American made coax.
*LMR is a registered trademark of Times Microwave Systems
 
USA-240-Flex-1 Our Very Low Loss USA-240 Flex 50 Ohm Coax Cable.  Same size, but lower loss, than RG-8X (mini-8). 1 foot 100% foil shield plus 96% braid outer shield.  Stranded center conductor for flexibility.  Excellent cable at a great price. High quality connectors are here

$1.00

USA-240-Flex-50 50 feet

$35

USA-240-Flex-100 100 feet

$60

USA-240-Flex-150 150 feet

$85

USA-240-Flex-200 200 feet

$110

USA-8X™ Low Loss Bulk Coax, 50 OHM
Most RG-8X cable, including the big names, is made in China.
We're proud to say that USA-8X is 100% American made coax.
 
 
RG-8X Low Loss Coax, 50 OHM
RG-8X-1 Low Loss RG-8X 50 Ohm coax cable.  Lighter, smaller, and more flexible than RG-213 1 foot 96% braid outer shield.  Stranded center conductor for flexibility.  Excellent cable at a great price. High quality connectors are here

$.75

RG-8X-50 50 feet

$25

RG-8X-100 100 feet

$40

RG-8X-150 150 feet

$60

RG-8X-200 200 feet

$75

RG-58 Bulk Coax, 50 OHM
RG-58-1 Low Loss RG-58 50 Ohm coax cable.  Lighter, smaller, less expensive, and more flexible than RG-8X 1 foot 96% tinned copper braid outer shield.  Stranded tinned copper center conductor for flexibility.  Excellent cable at a great price. High quality connectors are here

$.50

RG-58-50 50 feet

$18

RG-58-100 100 feet

$32

RG-58-150 150 feet

$45

RG-58-200 200 feet

$59

  RG-62 is 93 Ohm Coax.  It's useful in building matching sections and is also very popular for directly feeding higher impedance antennas like full wave loops.  If you think you can only use 50 Ohm cable as a feedline, please sign up for our monthly newsletter and read the "Tech-Talk" series on SWR and feedlines.  
RG-62-1 RG-62 93 Ohm coax cable.  1 foot 96% braid outer shield.  Solid copper center conductor.  Use for matching sections, or to directly feed a full-wave loop antenna.  Same outer diameter as, and uses the same connectors as, RG-8X.
 High quality connectors are here

$.75

RG-62-50 50 feet

$25

RG-62-100 100 feet

$40

RG-62-150 150 feet

$60

RG-62-200 200 feet

$75

  We carry a wide range of connectors and installation tools. 
Quality you can count on at prices that you can afford.
 

See the Coax Crimp set here

New Coax Cutters here

Stripper for LMR-400, RG-8, RG-213, etc

Soldering Station is here

High Quality Crimp-On Connectors here

Premium Grade PL-259s here

Type N and BNC connectors here

 
Bury Flex Very Low Loss Coax, 50 OHM, with connectors
CJ-BF-50 Bury-Flex Very Low Loss 50 Ohm cable.  Direct Burial, even in water! With professionally installed premium grade silver-teflon PL-259 connectors 50 feet 100% foil plus 95% braid shield.  Stranded center conductor.  Excellent low-loss characteristics at a great price. Super-tough PE (not PVC) jacket means you can bury it, even under water; plus greatly extended life outdoors.

$80

CJ-BF-100 100 feet

$135

CJ-BF-150 150 feet

$185

CJ-BF-200 200 feet

$235

  USA-400™ Very Low Loss Coax, 50 OHM with Premium  Silver/Teflon Connectors
Our USA-400™ is very similar to, but superior to, Times Microwave LMR-400®*
Most "400" type cable, including the big names, is made in China.
We're proud to say that USA-400 is 100% American made coax.
*LMR is a registered trademark of Times Microwave Systems
 
CJ-400-50 Our Very Low Loss USA-400 50 Ohm cable with professionally installed premium grade silver-teflon PL-259 connectors 50 feet 100% foil plus 95% braid shield.  Solid center conductor.  Excellent low-loss characteristics at a great price.

$75

CJ-400-100 100 feet

$115

CJ-400-150 150 feet

$155

CJ-400-200 200 feet

$190

RG-213 Low Loss Coax, 50 OHM, with connectors

CJ-3-213

Coax jumper. High Quality Low Loss RG-213 with PL-259 on both ends

3 feet

Suitable for indoor or outdoor use.  Coax used outdoors should be replaced every three years to minimize loss.

$12

CJ-9-213

9 feet

$18

CJ-18-213

18 feet

$25

CJ-50-213

50 feet

$60

CJ-100-213

100 feet

$110

  USA-240™ Very Low Loss Coax, 50 OHM with Premium Silver/Teflon Connectors
Our USA-240™ is very similar to, but superior to, Times Microwave LMR-240®*
Most "240" type cable, including the big names, is made in China.
We're proud to say that USA-240 is 100% American made coax.
*LMR is a registered trademark of Times Microwave Systems
 

CJ-240F-50

Our Very Low Loss USA-240 Flex 50 Ohm Coax Cable.  Same size, but lower loss, than RG-8X (mini-8). Premium grade silver/teflon PL-259 on both ends

50 feet

100% foil shield plus 96% braid outer shield.  Stranded center conductor for flexibility.  Excellent cable at a great price.

$50

CJ-240F-100

100 feet

$90

CJ-240F-150

150 feet

$135

CJ-240F-200

200 feet

$175

USA-8X™ Low Loss 50 Ohm Coax, with quality connectors
Most RG-8X cable, including the big names, is made in China.
We're proud to say that USA-8X is 100% American made coax.
 

CJ-3-8X

Coax jumper. American made USA-8X™ with PL-259 on both ends

3 feet

Suitable for indoor or outdoor use.  Coax used outdoors should be replaced every three years to minimize loss.

$7

CJ-9-8X

9 feet

$9

CJ-18-8X

18 feet

$12

CJ-50-8X

50 feet

$30

CJ-100-8X

100 feet

$50

 
 
ANT-LL-16450-100 450 Ohm Ladder Line

100 feet

#16 Stranded Copper-clad steel.  Won't easily break like the solid-wire does.

$65

ANT-LL-16450-200 450 Ohm Ladder Line

200 feet

#16 Stranded Copper-clad steel.  Won't easily break like the solid-wire does.

$125

ANT-LL-16450-300 450 Ohm Ladder Line

300 feet

#16 Stranded Copper-clad steel.  Won't easily break like the solid-wire does.

$185

ANT-LL300-100 300 Ohm Ladder Line

100 feet

#18 Stranded Wire Won't easily break like the cheap stuff does.

$45

ANT-LL300-200 300 Ohm Ladder Line

200 feet

#18 Stranded Wire Won't easily break like the cheap stuff does.

$85

ANT-LL-18450-100 450 Ohm Ladder Line
Out of Stock

100 feet

#18 Stranded Copper-clad steel.  Won't easily break like the solid-wire does. $40  
ANT-LL-18450-200 450 Ohm Ladder Line
Out of Stock

200 feet

#18 Stranded Copper-clad steel.  Won't easily break like the solid-wire does. $75  
ANT-LL-14450-100 450 Ohm Ladder Line
Out of Stock

100 feet

#14 Stranded Copper-clad steel.  Won't easily break like the solid-wire does. $65  
ANT-LL-14450-200 450 Ohm Ladder Line
Out of Stock

200 feet

#14 Stranded Copper-clad steel.  Won't easily break like the solid-wire does. $120  
 

Ladder-lock

Strain relief for 450 Ohm ladder line

 

  Greatly reduces stress on ladder line.  Includes holes for antenna wire and support rope.

$20

Ctr-Ins Center Insulator for Dipole Antennas Use as a center insulator or to transition from ladder line to coax. Includes holes for antenna wire and support rope, brass hardware, and ring terminals for the wire. $20

CX-SW

Coax Switch

2 Position Coax Switch.  SO-239 Connectors.  > 50 dB isolation.  SWR < 1.2:1.  Rated 1 KW CW.  Includes mounting hardware.

$25

 

Coax-Seal

The original, and still a favorite of many.  1/2" x 60".

You need to seal those coax connectors.  Non-hardening, easily formable.

$6

Stuf Dielectric Filler Fills the inside of the connector.  Occupies all of the voids, preventing water infiltration.  Non-hardening, non-conductive.

$6

 


Water-Shed™ Silicone Tape Coax Connector sealing tape.  No adhesive, bonds to itself.  Stretches 300%.  UV, oil, salt and chemical resistant silicon tape.  Insulates up to 8,000 Volts per layer.  Many other uses -- seal leaky pipes, bundle wire and rope, insulate electrical connections, and much more.  Removes easily and leaves no sticky residue.  Each roll is 1inch wide by 10 feet (unstretched) long.  Available in 5 colors.

Black -- $6

Red -- $6

Green -- $6

Yellow -- $6

Blue -- $6

Pkg of 5 (1 each color) $27

Coax Protection Kit (1) Coax-Seal,
(1) Stuf, and
(1) Water-Shed™
Get all three for maximum protection and savings

$15

Balun 11SE 1:1 Isolation balun.  Coax input with side lugs for wire connection, plus heavy duty eye-bolts.  Waterproof gasketed cover included (not shown in picture) Outstanding quality at a great price.  Will not overheat or saturate like the "bargain brands".  Conservatively rated at 5KW continuous. $75

Balun 11C 1:1 Isolation balun.  Coax feed and coax output.  Waterproof gasketed cover included (not shown in picture) Outstanding quality at a great price.  Will not overheat or saturate like the "bargain brands".  Conservatively rated at 5KW continuous. $75

Balun 41SE 4:1 Isolation balun.  Coax input with side lugs for wire connection, plus heavy duty eye-bolts.  Waterproof gasketed cover included (not shown in picture) Outstanding quality at a great price.  Will not overheat or saturate like the "bargain brands".  Rated 3KW continuous. $75

Deputy

Meet "The Deputy" -- a high quality gas discharge lightning arrestor.  Has standard PL-259/SO-239 male/female fittings, plus an extra nut for optional panel mounting.  Rated for legal limit.  Let the Deputy arrest your lightning!

$25

Deputy

Meet "The Deputy" -- a high quality gas discharge lightning arrestor.  Has standard SO-239/SO-239 female/female fittings, plus an extra nut for optional panel mounting.  Rated for legal limit.  Let the Deputy arrest your lightning!

$25

 

Dep-Cart

Replacement gas discharge cartridge for Deputy Lightning Arrestor

$5

 

 

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