Coax CalculatorDipole / Inverted Vee Antenna Design

Types of Coax Cable and Line Loss

Belden

Belden 8215 (RG-6A)

Belden 8237 (RG-8)

Belden 9913 (RG-8)

Belden 9258 (RG-8X)

Belden 8213 (RG-11)

Belden 8261 (RG-11A)

Belden 8240 (RG-58)

Belden 9201 (RG-58)

Belden 8219 (RG-58A)

Belden 8259 (RG-58C)

Belden 8212 (RG-59)

Belden 8263 (RG-59B)

Belden 9269 (RG-62A)

Belden 83241 (RG-141A)

Belden 8216 (RG-174)

Belden 8267 (RG-213)

Belden 9913F7

Belden 7810A

Belden 7808A

Davis RF

Davis RF Bury-Flex

Times Microwave Systems

TMS LMR-100A

TMS LMR-200

TMS LMR-240

TMS LMR-400

TMS LMR-600

TMS LMR-900

Wireman (coax)

Wireman CQ102 (RG-8)

Wireman CQ106 (RG-8)

Wireman CQ125 (RG-58)

Wireman CQ127 (RG-58C)

Wireman CQ110 (RG-213)

Radio Shack

Tandy Cable RG-8X

Tandy Cable RG-58

Tandy Cable RG-59

Andrew

Andrew Heliax LDF4-50A

Andrew Heliax LDF5-50A

Andrew Heliax LDF6-50A

Wireman (ladder line)

Wireman 551 Ladder Line

Wireman 552 Ladder Line

Wireman 553 Ladder Line

Wireman 554 Ladder Line

Wireman 551 (wet)

Wireman 552 (wet)

Wireman 553 (wet)

Wireman 554 (wet)

Miscellaneous

Generic 300 ohm Tubular

Generic 450 ohm Window

Generic 600 ohm Open

Ideal (lossless) 50 ohm

Ideal (lossless) 75 ohm

The "wet" numbers represent worst case for lines covered with ice or snow.

Here's a quick line loss calculator to use Note that the simple program used for this web page gives a very close approximation for
additional losses due to SWR.

Set Parameters as Desired

Line Type:

Line Length:

Feet
Meters

Frequency:

MHz

Load SWR:

: 1

Power In:

W

Results

Matched Loss:

dB

SWR Loss:

dB

Total Loss:

dB

Power Out:

W

Online Coax Cable Loss / Antenna Gain Calculator

This program is provided "as-is". It is thought to be accurate
but it is the responsibility of the user to verify the accuracy of the calculations when using
this program.

Formulas To Design Your Own Dipoles And Inverted Vees

INTRODUCTION-The longwire antenna is a very effective antenna for the listener who wants
to cover all of the shortwave bands from 530 KHZ to 30 MHZ. However if you have some
favourite frequencies that you listen to on a regular basis you may wish to consider a dipole
antenna. This antenna is a fairly easy to construct antenna and will give you better reception on
the frequency it is cut for. Think of a dipole as a longwire that has a insulator in the middle.

FREQUENCY-A dipole antenna will not only work well on the frequency it is cut for, but also
for the multiples of that frequency. For example if you cut a dipole for 7.0 Mhz will also
work well on 14 Mhz, 21 Mhz and 28 Mhz. This way if you can pick and choose your frequency
you can make one antenna work on two or three bands.

LENGTH- To find out how long the antenna should be all you have to do is fill in a simple
formula:

468 divided by FREQUENCY IN MHZ = LENGTH IN FEET 300 divided by FREQUENCY
IN MHZ = LENGTH IN METERS (wavelength)

168 divided by FREQUENCY IN MHZ = DIPOLE LENGTH (with end effect
calculated in)

That is the only formula you need ever know to build a dipole antenna.