RG-8X, is very flexible. Sometimes refered to as "Mini-8 and Slightly larger than RG-58 cable, it also provides 50-ohms of resistance and offers better handling characteristics. It is a favorite for shortwave receiving antennas and suitable for HF transmit applications where an amplifier is not used. RG-8X 50 ohm bulk coaxial cable is a low-loss, foam-dielectric, braided shield cable intended for moderate-power HF stations or mobile applications where short runs and flexibility are key factors. RG-8X uses PL-259 connectors with reducing adapters. This type of coax is also used for single antenna installations or jumpers between pieces of equipment. It has a stranded center conductor and a high shielding percentage, thus will also handle higher power (wattage) and has a higher propagation velocity. The outer diameter of RG-8X is typically about 0.24".