Perhaps an easy safety fix on the scary Millen on the back of Drake L-4B,etc,
would be to find a hardware store short section copper pipe or coupler with a
close fitting diameter to the OD of the Millen. When you hook up the amp,
before screwing the HV millen on, slide the close fitting copper pipe sleeve
over the connector, and a convenient length down the HV cable, and have a
flexible braid with a high reliablity attachment to the Cu Sleeve, securely
grounded to a lockwashered, chasis terminal adjacent to the Millen connector.
That way, if there were any latent defects to the Millen, The copper sleeve
would provide a arc path to ground, and keep fingers, arms, wrists, etc from
brushing against unknown condition plastic/ polyethelene insulators, carrying
lethal danger, only small fractions of an inch away.
73, de Pat Barthelow AA6EG
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
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> Date: Tue, 25 May 2010 11:23:47 -0400
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> Subject: Re: [Amps] HV Connectors - Millen?
> And a defective one will bite you a lot easier than a PL-259 version. A few
> back on the old AMPS reflector reported taking a fast trip across the room
> from Millens. This subject comes up regularly.
> > Because they are dangerous.
> > 73
> > Jim W7RY
> > On Mon, May 24, 2010 at 7:18 AM, Lee Buller <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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
> >> Ham Radio Operators: Kansas QSO Party is August 28-29, 2010. See
> >> www.ksqsoparty.org for details
> >> In our day and age it seems that Common Sense is in short supply. If you
> >> don't have any Common Sense - get some Common Sense and use it. If you
> >> can't find any Common Sense, ask for help from somebody who has some
> >> Common
> >> Sense. Is Common Sense divine?
> >> Common Sense is the image of the Creator expressing revealed truth in my
> >> mind. - J. Wolf
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