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[AMPS] coax connector ratings

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Subject: [AMPS] coax connector ratings
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Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2001 17:04:24 -0700
>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. 

//  Silicone rubber is virtually non compressive. 

>A better solution might
>have been type SC ("Screw C") or LC but these always seem to have been
//  Screws can loosen.  
>>>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. 

//   Indeed.  If I were building an 8281 'tetrode with handles' 
amplifier, this would be my choice.  


cheers, Ian. 

-  R. L. Measures, 805.386.3734, AG6K,  

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