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Subject: [AMPS] coax connector ratings
From: Ian White, G3SEK" < (Ian White, G3SEK)
Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2001 15:57:41 +0100
2 Wrote:

>Type-C connectors have more current carrying ability and more voltage 
>withstanding ability than Type-N. Type-C are moisture proof, and bayonet 
While that is true, they suffer from the same problem as BNC, in that
the bayonet locking force comes from compressing a rubber gasket, which
eventually softens and loosens the connector. A better solution might
have been type SC ("Screw C") or LC but these always seem to have been

>>If you really want high power handling, go with a 7/16 DIN.  Overkill at HF
>>for sure though!
>//  For tetrodes with handles on the 20m - 10m HF bands, quite probably 

7/16 are becoming the QRO connectors of choice. All around the world
they are displacing all the other connectors of similar size in cellular
installations, and coming on to the surplus market as older
installations are upgraded. They're quite cheap because very few people
want them. You can even get 7/16 adapters for the Bird 43 (from RF
Parts, though those are not cheap).

73 from Ian G3SEK          Editor, 'The VHF/UHF DX Book'
                          'In Practice' columnist for RadCom (RSGB)

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