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Browning coax

Post by 385 » Sunday, 06 September 2009, 19:17 PM

Anyone used/using this coax. Found it at Sparky's
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Re: Browning coax

Post by 'Doc » Sunday, 06 September 2009, 22:35 PM

I've never seen any yet. Wonder who makes it?
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Re: Browning coax

Post by 626 » Sunday, 06 September 2009, 23:09 PM

I suspect browning... they might make it. LOL

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Post by 626 » Sunday, 06 September 2009, 23:18 PM

385... I googled and found that Browning is also known as Tram-Browning. I have some Tram coax that I really like and have never had any problems with. So, I would say based on sparky's price (about .83 per foot per one hundred feet) that its a good deal. It is just another maker for the LMR 400 type of coax. Many will say its an off-brand. I say go for it.

Keep in mind that you can get the Times Microwave LMR-400 for .85 a foot.

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Re: Browning coax

Post by 'Doc » Monday, 07 September 2009, 0:00 AM

There are a limited number of coax manufacturers, and because of that, those manufacturers tend to make cable of various grades and sell unlabeled coax to other brand name sellers. Actually, they usually print the 'other' brand name on the coax before it's shipped. I have no reason to believe that 'Times Microwave' doesn't do the same thing.
Way back then... Radio Shack used to get their coax from Belden, and then International. Had the 'Tandy' name on it though. Also why I -used to- recommend Rat-Shack's cable, it used to be good stuff. No idea when that changed, but it did. Just another way manufacturers make a living.
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Re: Browning coax

Post by 626 » Monday, 07 September 2009, 0:07 AM

yup

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Post by Texas Mobil 219 » Monday, 07 September 2009, 2:56 AM

**NON-SPONSOR** wrote:385... I googled and found that Browning is also known as Tram-Browning. I have some Tram coax that I really like and have never had any problems with. So, I would say based on sparky's price (about .83 per foot per one hundred feet) that its a good deal. It is just another maker for the LMR 400 type of coax. Many will say its an off-brand. I say go for it.

Keep in mind that you can get the Times Microwave LMR-400 for .85 a foot.
I would have to go with the LMR for that price. 2 cent more for a better quality cable with a proven reliablility.
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Re: Browning coax

Post by 385 » Monday, 07 September 2009, 16:05 PM

Yeah, 2 cents a foot aint a great savings. I've also been looking at HRO at Times, Andrews and others. Just gettin a feel for whats out there. Just ran across the Browning while I was looking for a cheaper MFJ 259B. LMR-240 is the same size as RG8X but double sheilded but can't remember the power handling though.

Hey **NON-SPONSOR**, Planning on ordering the 259B later this week, can't wait to get it and get my antennas RIGHT.
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Re: Browning coax

Post by rayray1963 » Monday, 07 September 2009, 16:17 PM

385 wrote:
Hey **NON-SPONSOR**, Planning on ordering the 259B later this week, can't wait to get it and get my antennas RIGHT.

You'll love that thing....... :cheers: One of the best investment I ever made.

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Re: Browning coax

Post by 626 » Monday, 07 September 2009, 19:42 PM

Semper Fi Ray...

Yeah 385 that MFJ will make you real happy. As far as the coax, I got that 1/2" heliax for 80 cents a foot. I recommend taking your time and shopping around. there are plenty of charts available online that have the power handling capabilities listed. I got the coax that had a power handling capability so high that I would never have to upgrade. overkill yes but, oh well.

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Re: Browning coax

Post by Foxhunter » Monday, 07 September 2009, 20:16 PM

If I'm not mistaken Browning Labs is affiliated with both Drake and Tram, or was. Old company names there.

As far as Tram Browning I've never personally seen coax from them in stores or shops. I do have one length of it on a Tram 1269 NMO triple magnet tri-mount sitting out in the garage. It only comes with Tram Tramflex RG58A/U coax though. Nice 5-inch magnets too. I have a shop-made 4x 5-inch magnet quad-mount but the Tram is much nicer looking.

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You know someone above I think Doc mentioned about the various names printed on the cables but made elsewhere. That's true and really anyone can have identification information printed on runs. I even see where you can buy rolls of welding cable and have custom printing done no-charge, puttting your name or anything you like on it. So I could easily imagine that's correct and a major-label will sell runs of cable to simply be re-branded for other companies. Thought I'd throw this in the thread it might've been of interest.

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