I intend to upgrade my initial, thrown-together-from-whatever trial PiAware station with parts soured online specifically suited for purpose. Based on your own individual and collective experience, I was hoping to gather information about equipment before I order anything.
I intend to build and compare several antennas based on designs shared here and elsewhere, primarily with F-type and N-type connectors. My receiver (FlightAware dongle, naturally) has an SMA connector.
What types of coaxial cable are most appropriate for use indoors (or outdoors, on my patio) given that I am most likely to be connecting to an antenna with an N-type connector outdoors (or an F-type connector indoors over moderate (< 10 m) cable runs?
I am getting into amateur radio as a hobby, so types of cable that are likely to be useful down the line for other projects (especially small antenna building) would be ideal, but I don’t have a lot of storage space to hang on to giant spools… I am relatively new to the wide range of coax options and would prefer to avoid ordering multiple spools for trial-and-error experimentation if I can benefit from your collective experience.
I have a variety of low-end but serviceable coax stripping, cutting, and crimping tools already, for what it’s worth.