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Best SMA jumper cables for DBS Mods ant. - LMR-240

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by RF Guy, Nov 28, 2015.

  1. RF Guy

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    What you really want is professionally-made LMR-240 SMA patch cables. RG-58 is total crap on 2.4ghz. The blue coax cables seem to be degrading over time. There are plenty of cable makers on-line. You just have to get the SMA gender designations correct (elsewhere on the threads here). LMR-240 by Times wire and cable will provide flawless operation and less than 1DB loss over 4 inches with good connectors. It's flexible. Poorly-made SMA jumpers can be very "lossy" at 2.4ghz. If you want the best performance obtainable, you have to go to rigid copper coax as in the picture. Picture 290.jpg
     
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  2. bobmyers

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    Have a link for the suppliers who can make it up with the proper ends? Appreciate the info.
     
  3. Hjones62

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    Definitely wouldn't mind giving these a try, link please...