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Re: [Amps] HV Connectors - Millen?

To: "'James Colville'" <>, "'Lee Buller'" <>
Subject: Re: [Amps] HV Connectors - Millen?
From: "Sam Carpenter" <>
Date: Tue, 25 May 2010 12:13:54 -0400
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I would worry that if I were SK and a less experienced ham played with it to
help the estate? Antenna connectors look harmless, but having B+ there could
kill a nice guy. I do agree with the Millen issue though. I got smacked
hard. I had a rack-mount Henry amp with separate PS. The HT lead came up to
that connector (which looked great). I reached behind the rack to take off
the RF Input BNC and the palm of my hand brushed the HT Millen Connector. My
elbow was next to the basement wall thank god. They young man that was with
me saw fire come from my elbow to the wall. I had a smelly burned hole in my
hand and a pretty good exit wound on my elbow. My arm was not of much use
for a short while and hurt for a long time. Had my arm not been next to the
wall, my family would have inherited a shoe with a whole in it. I don't know
what the answer is, but those proposed are not the safest in my opinion.

Sam, N9FUT

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On
Behalf Of James Colville
Sent: Monday, May 24, 2010 9:31 PM
To: Lee Buller
Subject: Re: [Amps] HV Connectors - Millen?

Because they are dangerous.

Jim W7RY

On Mon, May 24, 2010 at 7:18 AM, Lee Buller <> wrote:

> I have been reading this thread....  What I do not understand is why not
> use Millen HV Connectors. They were used for years.  What is wrong with
> those?
> Lee - K0WA
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> for details
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> can't find any Common Sense, ask for help from somebody who has some
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