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coax in place of single-conductor wire?

while trying to replace the cable between the tuner and the antenna (the backstay), i found that i still have a length of spare coax long enough to do the job. but if i use it for that portion of the wiring, would the transmission of radio signals be adversely affected? thanks!
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No - Use GTO only....
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What kind of coax??

If RG-8 or -213 you can strip both the jacket and braid. Use what's left...the polyethylene insulator and core in place of GTO. Sunlight will eventually degrade the poly..maybe 3-5 yrs, but it is a superior HV cable in every way.
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