More and more we are getting requests from customers who would like to buy cables with all sorts of connectors already attached. That is why we have started to produce and offer custom-made cables.
In the new section “Adapter Cables” you can now order various cables with all sorts of connectors., e.g., SMA male on PL-socket or SAM male on N male. The maximum length of a custom-made cable is 500m.
The number of possibilities is unlimited and we plan to expand this category further. If you have a special request, please, ask us and we will make you an offer.
These days, the quality of the coax cable is more important than ever. We have discussed this extensively in our article “ Why even good antennas need good coax cable….” Many OMs have already followed this piece of advice and have installed high quality cables, such as H 155, Hyperflex 5 or Ultraflex 7.
Bend radius and flexibility is not everything….
Some OMs use thin cables made in China ( unlabelled imitations of RG 316) which have a small diameter and are very flexible. Unfortunately, these cables have only a very low shielding attenuation of less than 40dB. And that is where the problem is. Especially the final end of the cable should have a maximum of shielding. Why? Because your home is full of sources of interference: transformers, LEDs , induction stoves etc. Also the PC and the monitor are in most cases near the receiver which thus are subjected to all sorts of interferences. It makes no sense to use high quality coax cable for 99.9% of a connection and then use a cheap cable for the last 40 cm and so ruin the whole connection from antenna to receiver.
It all depends on the shielding
Based on these considerations, we offer custom-made Hyperflex 5 Chrystal coax able which has with 105dB the maximum amount of shielding and so effectively reduces interferences. Despite its thickness of 5,4mm, it is still is flexible enough and easy to install.
The Hyperflex 5 Crystal has all the properties of the regular Hyperflex5. Because of the transparent outer sheath, you can see the intricate shielding braids with 120 wires which guarantee effective shielding.
Information about the Hyperflex 5
- Inner conductor. Pure copper 99,99%, 19 x 0,29mm, 1,4mm diameter
- Dialectric: three-layer PE, FPE 3,7mm +/- 0,05
- Outer conductor 1: Copper foil, plastic coated, CU-PET
- Outer conductor 2: Copper braiding, optical coverage 88%, 120 wires
- Outer plastic sheath: PVC highly flexible, diameter 5, 4mm +/-0,15mm
- Attenuation at 20°C
ATTENUATION at 20°C
FREQUENCY dB/100m dB/100ft
1,8 MHz / 1,48/ 0,45
3,5 MHz / 1,91 / 0,58
7,0 MHz / 2,33 / 0,71
10 MHz / 2,63 / 0,80
14 MHz / 3,04 / 0,93
21 MHz / 3,64 / 1,11
28 MHz / 4,16 / 1,27
50 MHz / 5,58 / 1,70
100 MHz / 8,02/ 2,44
144 MHz / 9,66 / 2,94
200 MHz / 11,44 / 3,49
400 MHz / 16,37 / 4,99
430 MHz / 17,00 / 5,18
800 MHz / 23,48 / 7,16
1000 MHz / 26,46 / 8,07
1296 MHz / 30,50 / 9,30
2400 MHz / 42,58 / 12,98
3000 MHz / 48,1 / 14,66
4000 MHz / 56,95 / 17,36
5000 MHz / 65,29 / 19,90
6000 MHz / 72,92/ 22,23