Until recently I was more focused on the loss factor of coax, not it's weight, but that is. because I operate my home station from a chair, I don't have to carry anything. However when climbing a mountain peak or hiking for an extended distance with everything you have on your back, a little compromise might be in order. There are two things to consider when deciding how much coax to carry.
- Will you carry an antenna that is fed at its peak (dipole) or one that is fed at ground level?
- Ground level feedpoints allow you to get by with less coax.
- End Fed Antenna
- Center fed antennas will require more coaxial cable
- OCF Dipole
- What spec of coax will you carry?
LMR-100 vs RG-58