My friend John Miklor did a write up on a new coax cable that reduces line loss as the frequency increases. It even has a outer cover that “glows” and shows RF hot spots in the cable. How kewl is that?
PERFORMANCE TESTS – LMR-450G
The recently announced LMR-450G cable has aroused much curiosity since its characteristics have not been collectively available by any one source. By multiple inquiries to several manufactures (only three at this time) and numerous lab tests, we hope to put many of the existing questions to rest.
The physical make up of this cable varies slightly from most conventional RF cables. The center conductor is a semi-stranded copper alloy surrounded by Telfon, which will absorb and distribute cable ‘hot spots’ caused by excessive standing wave. The double silver braid and foil outer coating which provides a 98.6% shield is what the inverted high frequency loss characteristics are attributed. The loss is substantially less as the frequency increases, making this cable especially attractive for UHF, cellular, PCS and microwave applications.
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Inverted High Frequency Loss with LMR-450G