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Times 400 Ultra Flex Vs. Belden 9913F

Discussion in 'Ham Equipment' started by Mudfoot, May 20, 2017.

  1. Mudfoot

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    Mostly been using 9913F, but picked up some Times 400 UF. Seems like great cable, but it sure isn't as flexible as Belden. Seems pretty stiff even after sitting in the hot sun today.


     

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    Are you sure the LMR is UF? see pic below.

    Stranded LMR-UF should be flexible enough. Mobile installs use RG-8x for flexibility if that's what you are using it for. For jumpers I use RG-8 because I prefer bigger cable than RG-8x and it seems flexible for it's size.

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    It's the real McCoy. I believe the jacket is what's giving it a stiffer feel. 9913f7's PVC jacket has a soft, pliable rubbery feel, while the Times has a stiff PVC jacket. At least, that's what it feels like to me.

    Guess I'm spoiled on the 9913f7.
     
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    Using it for scanner listening. It should still fish down the wall fairly easily. I had a run of LMR-240 that was a devil to run.
     
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    Times microwave LMR 400 has a hard plastic PVC jacket while the times microwave LMR 400 ultraflex has a soft rubbery neoprene jacket.
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    #5 rabbiporkchop, May 22, 2017
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    The Times UF jacket is stiffer than the 9913f7's jacket. It's noticeable, but not terrible. It installed nicely and I'm happy with it.
     
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