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Rigger hire – Erecting the Community Centre Antenna

As agreed at the last meeting we are about to erect another antenna on the Easton Community Centre. This will increase the signal range and accommodate a wider proportion of Easton. The rigger has given us a price of £60.00 and he can fit it on Thursday 14/10/03.

We will be making up some cables for the omni that will come off the Chelsea; this will be connected to a pebble box. We have been offered some LDF 450 cable and fittings from Westcom. We haven’t tried this cable before; it’s less lossy and significantly thicker.

Has anyone got any comments?

6 Responses to Rigger hire – Erecting the Community Centre Antenna

  1. matt October 15, 2003 at 12:18 am #

    tech specs on the cable ? πŸ™‚

  2. John October 15, 2003 at 9:23 am #

    I have benn using this stuff for years and no problems ?

  3. rich October 15, 2003 at 12:12 pm #

    thanks to john for delivering the cable last night, i think we’re ready to go!

    the loss i believe is 1db/ 100m correct me if i’m wrong

  4. matt October 16, 2003 at 11:39 pm #

    So far the antenna is up and the cable made with a multia chassis installed on the inside of the building … we havnt moved the node accross yet as we were not sure we could get the rest done today so me and rich and who eva else is around will finish it of tomorrow πŸ™‚

    Its looking rather good so far πŸ˜€
    pictures can be found at:

  5. Bigbloke October 22, 2003 at 4:34 pm #

    tech specs on the cable ? πŸ™‚

    A darned sight better than LMR-400 8)

    Losses of around 4dB per 100ft at 2.4 GHz

    about 1 – 1.5 ft Bend Radius.


    Bigbloke (of Wirelesswales)

    Who is presently using ldf-450 until he can get his mast drilled to accept
    cable clips for ldf5-50 as can be seen below :

  6. Anonymous October 23, 2003 at 1:20 pm #

    the loss i believe is 1db/ 100m correct me if i’m wrong

    from page 460 of Andrews catalogue #38 I can quote the losses for LDF4-50A at 3.25 dB per 100ft at 2000 MHz so my guestimate 4dB is fairly correct.



    (of Wirelesswales)