Comparing an "RG" Coax to a MIL-DTL-17 Coax is like comparing an Apple to an Orange.
Ten years ago, an article appeared in Microwave Product Digest which stressed the importance of choosing coax from Harbour Industries, the premier QPL approved manufacturer of MIL-DTL-17 coax. Read Article >
Taking the MIL-DTL-17 spec to an even higher level, Harbour Industries with state-of-the-art manufacturing and process control has consistently led the industry with attenuation and VSWR levels way below maximum mil-spec requirements.
Since that article was written, Harbour shipped more than 250,000,000 feet of MIL-DTL-17 coax as scheduled with a 100% Compliance Rate.
Beware of counterfeit products - substandard raw materials, thin silver plating, unapproved insulating materials, misleading surface print - they’re all out there! Don’t be put at risk. If you want to buy a mil-spec RG142 for example, make sure the jacket marking shows the Mil-Spec part number "M17/60-RG142 MIL-DTL-17," our company identification code “27478” and "Harbour Industries."
Don't End Up With a Lemon!
Last but not least, if you need a higher performance version of a MIL-DTL-17 coax, by all means take a look at the many choices Harbour has to offer - lower loss, improved shielding, and higher power handling capabilities. Learn More