Belden cable

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  1. bigmacx

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    Does anyone know of anywhere in the UK to get Belden 89259 coaxial cable. I'm want to knock together some UBYTE type cable (similar to this stuff UBYTE2 CABLE ) but can't find a UK supplier. Any help would be appreciated.

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    Mac.
     
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    Best to try somone like Farnell or a specialist cable supplier.
     
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    That stuff is hard to obtain.

    The page you refer to actually suggests NOT using it anyway, but using CAT5 cable instead.

    You can get coax or CAT5 in bulk from here

    They do Belden stuff so may do the 89259 as well - I've not checked.
     
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    Thanks for the answers chaps.

    That's actually for a different cable (TNT Triple T ). For the UBYTE2 cable he suggests using low loss FT100 coax cable and stripping the PVC off (since it has a high dielectric coefficient and a large amount of dielectric absorption) and replacing it with polyelfin heat shrink. I don't really want to do this since heat shrink is pretty expensive and would triple the cost required to make this cable. If I can find some Belden 89259 cable (re the original UBYTE design) I won't have to replace the PVC since it comes with a teflon jacket.
    However... it seems nigh on impossible to get this cable, so I think I'll just try it with some standard FT100 cable (~£40 for 100m) and take the hit on the PVC and copper braiding, although as he says you do get the benefit of a solid copper core.


    Regards

    Mac.
     

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