What Is A Leaky Feeder Cabel?

Two-way radios are able to reach all areas of your business, regardless of whether they are underground, rural, or in densely populated areas. Your two-way radio signal can be trusted with a leaky feeder to keep you in touch and your business running smoothly. What is a leaky feed? How does it work?

A leaky feeder cable, also known as a “radiating cable”, is an alternative to traditional RF antenna networks. A normal feeder cable, which is used to connect an antenna repeater, is designed to trap the signal in the cable and prevent any interference signals from reaching the cable. A leaky feeder cable, on the other hand, is designed to allow the signal to escape from the cable in controlled ways. The leaky feeder cable allows a controlled amount of signal to penetrate the length of the cable simultaneously. A leaky feeder cable acts as an antenna for radios and allows the signal to reach places it wouldn’t otherwise be able to.

Leaky Feeder is a good choice for situations such as tunnel work where traditional RF antennas are not practical or where licensing restrictions prevent signals from radiating beyond a building, like large buildings in the city center.

This enhanced signal and communication is required by businesses that require a leaky feeder. Leaky feeders are usually installed permanently. If you are interested in a leaky feeder cabel call becker communications today!

This post was written by Justin Tidd, Director at Becker Mining Communications! For over 15 years, Becker Communications has been the industry’s leader in underground radio electrical mining communication systems. As they expanded into surface mining, railroads, and tunneling they added wireless communication systems, handheld radios, tagging and tracking systems, as well as gas monitoring.