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Can I run my antenna coax near a gas line?

Q1. How significant is the danger in placing a coax feedline near a natural gas line? Right now, I'm only running QRP, though I'd like to get a higher-power radio sometime in the future. A1. It's ...
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Can I run my antenna coax near a gas line?

The common sense way, followed by most radio hams, is not always strictly according to the rules. In my town for example, permits and inspections are required for any wiring beyond changing a ...
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QRP operation SOTA, what coax cable feed-line for HF?

Plenty of SOTA activators use RG-174. Being on top of a mountain more than compensates for losses in transmit power. Being in a low RF noise location more than compensates for any receive losses. One ...
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QRP operation SOTA, what coax cable feed-line for HF?

You can't have your cake and eat it. Lightweight coax is smaller coax, and smaller coax has higher losses. Size (diameter), operating frequency, and loss are directly proportional. No one can answer ...
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