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Re: REFLECTOR: Re: REFLECTOR antenna coax



Alan,


> Our "Matchbox-500" meter starts to rise as you get below 2" radius and goes from
> a nice reading of 1.5 too 2.5 with only a 1" radius bend.  A sharp "kink" will
> send it right off the scale at 5+    From what I understand not only is your
> signal not getting out but it is going back to your radio and doing harm.

Absolutely correct! Once a coax has been kinked, it should be replaced. 

> It is also easy to fix in the older wings....if
> you know to open the hole forward BEFORE you bolt your wings on. 

Yup. I figured it out AFTER. 


Best,
Dave Black