Many of you have heard of the Norcal Doublet, which uses 4-conductor ribbon cable. I couldn’t find a cheap source for 50’ of ribbon cable, but Home Depot sells 50’ flat telephone extension cords for less than $8. It too has 4 conductors. I thought it might be interesting to see how it might work as an alternative to the Norcal Doublet.

First “learning:” A CETech (Home Depot House Brand) 50’ telephone cord actually measures 47’ 3.5”. I guess that’s 50’ like a nominal 2x4 is 1.5” x 3.5”. So instead of having 22’ dipole legs and a 28’ feed line, I’m going to have 22’ dipole legs and an approximately 25’ feed line.