LMR-400 Coaxial Cable
High Quality US Made!
Most of the listings for LMR-400 cable on other websites allow sellers to list cable in the titles and description as LMR-400 when it is NOT. Cheap, thin, badly made cable, can result in even the best antenna being worse than useless. Without the proper transmission line you can lose more signal than you gain from the antenna. When you read carefully you will find that the cable is not Times Microwave, Not made in the US, and not guaranteed by a free return shipping policy if it doesn't meet your needs. Poor quality cable or improper coax will cost you significant signal strength. At some frequencies, badly made or wimpy 1/8 or 1/4 inch cable can cost you up to a Db a foot!
Don't buy without asking if a product is Genuine Times Microwave not a cheap Chinese copy. Copper prices are rising and some off shore producers are being caught using substandard alloys and less metal in the cables. We have ordered cable from others and weighed equal lengths of their and our Times Micro. 50 feet of off brand weighs a half pound less. Maybe because Tin and Aluminium weigh less than Copper. Is the cable you are looking at described as "Compare to," "Equivalent to," "Replacement for," "Same as," or even "Like" LMR-400 cable? This is common with poor quality cable made in Mainland China or some other lesser known locations. 1/2 (.405) inch Cable is perfect for runs when you don't want to loose signal strength but it isn't cheap, so please choose a product that will last for 20+ years and give you the service you require. Coaxial cable design choices affect physical size, frequency performance, attenuation, power handling capabilities, flexibility, strength and cost. Skinny cable has less metal to conduct your signal and causes more loss.