LMR-500 cable is a Flexible Low Loss Communications Coaxial cable, supplied in any length – manufactured by Times Microwave Systems and available from McGill Microwave – Authorised Distributor of all Times Microwave products.
LMR-500 Coaxial cable is recognised globally as the industry standard ultra low loss, flexible, low cost, lightweight, DC – 6GHz coaxial cable solution for many RF applications. This is also backed up by the best warranty and technical support in the business.
Why choose LMR-500?
LMR-500 has excellent reliability, unsurpassed flexibility and ultra low attenuation. The LMR-500 cable has loss figures comparable to the extremely rigid corrugated coaxial cables however manages to achieve similar flexibility to that of high loss RG Cables. LMR-500 is around 40% lower attenuation than RG Air-Dielectric type Cables.
How is the LMR-500 low loss figures achieved?
This is achieved due to the cable construction specifications. The centre conductor uses a high conductivity, Bare copper clad covered aluminium centre conductor material. The dielectric is nitrogen injected, foamed, closed cell, Polyethylene which helps achieve 82% Velocity of Propagation. The Dielectric has a Aluminium foil outer conductor, which is chemically bonded on to it. Due to the cable construction, The attenuation is significantly lower as compared to single shielded coaxial cables: RF shielding of LMR-500 is > 90 db as compared to 40 dB for RG8.
All standard LMR coaxial cable comes with a UV resistant, PE Jacket. This helps to ensure the cable jacket can withstand harsh outside environments and UV rays from sunlight, this is designed to last for up to 20 years of outdoor service.
Frequency Operating Band
LMR-500 is designed to operate excellent from DC – 6GHz. For any frequency band at VHF and above LMR is the obvious choice.
- Jumper Assemblies in Wireless Communications Systems
- Short Antenna Feeder runs
- 3G or 4G repeaters
- Radio antennas or receivers
- VSAT Applications
Attenuation dB figures per 100m
Temperature range: -40⁰C – +85⁰C
Installing LMR-500 Connectors
Installing the LMR EZ connector range is the easiest in the business. Detailed instructions come with the connector, however, to ensure you achieve the correct strip length every time, with minimum effort, we have you covered. You can use our TK-500-EZ Cable assembly tool kit. The tool kit consists of a CST-500 strip tool, CT-500 crimp tool and a CCT-03 Cutting tool.