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[aprssig] Why is coax 50 ohm ?

Ron Stordahl ron.stordahl at digikey.com
Tue Mar 28 19:11:20 UTC 2006


To match the impedance of 1) Vertical = 50 ohms, 2) Dipole = 72 ohm.  
These are not exact values, but are close enough, thus cable is built to 
be used with each.

Ron, N5IN

Andrew Rich wrote:
> Is there a reason why coax is 50 ohm ?
>  
> And 75 ohm ?
>  
> And 92 ohms ?
>  
> Is it historical or is there a scienific reason why ?
>
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