Guest 8NannyFoe Posted January 14, 2021 Report Share Posted January 14, 2021 Hi guys, another newbie here. I am an old CB'r from a few decades ago and a recent discovery of GMRS has awoke an old flame of alternate communication. Anyway I am setting up new base station. I have about a 33' run (absolute minimum). Its a fairly long run for this frequency and I don't see any readily made antenna cable runs made from RG58. Loss is most likely the reason I am assuming. From what I am getting cable length can and will make a difference in the GMRS experience. To long or to short can effect performance. I found two articles that implied this however neither gave the lengths which probably means its not an easy answer. From what I understand a 1/2 wave length cable vs a 5/8 vs a full wave length cable will impact transmit and receive performance. Given my absolute minimum length 33 feet ( a longer than usual run) can anyone please advise me a good length and better quality cable to make this job complete and very good. RG58U is the cable a friend recommended but he didn't expand on why and suggested just cutting it at any length and length doesn't matter. I'm fine with the cost of this cable, but would really like the best performance out of my purchase even if it means I need to purchase a longer run to make sure it is efficient as possible. May be over kill or underkill, so feel free to comment on that as well. What length is the proper length of cable I need to fit my job? Thanks in advance!! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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