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72 Ohm Jumper Okay?

May 31st 2013, 13:27

K2RFP

Joined: Sep 17th 2003, 15:11
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I need a short jumper cable to connect my antenna switch to my radio.
I happen to have a six foot jumper but it is rated at 72 ohms. Will this
be okay or do I have to buy or make a 50 ohm cable?
Dick. K2rfp
May 31st 2013, 20:01

WA0CBW

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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To get maximum efficiency out of your antenna system everything between the transmitter and antenna should be of the same impedance. However a short piece of 75 ohm jumper cable probably won't make much difference.
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