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Subject: [TenTec] [Ten Tec] Pegasus keying...was More About Clix
From: w5yr@att.net (George, W5YR)
Date: Fri, 01 Feb 2002 10:52:51 -0600
Hi, Lee

Interesting post - thanks for the info.

I mount the little Radio Shack isolation transformers in old 35 mm plastic
film cannisters. I put a mini-jack in each end and wire the transformer to
them and just drop the transformer into the can. Works fine and allows the
usual 1/8" mono connectors to be used for both input and output. And they
can be inserted and removed as needed.

72/73/oo, George W5YR - the Yellow Rose of Texas         
Fairview, TX 30 mi NE of Dallas in Collin county EM13qe   
Amateur Radio W5YR, in the 56th year and it just keeps getting better!
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WA3FIY wrote:

> That said, I use a 600 ohm to 600 ohm 400 mw isolation transformer
> for most audio connections here and have done so for most of the
> last 30 some years.   The transformers are small, inexpensive and
> break any potential ground loops that may sneak in.  I mount them on
> a piece of perf board only slightly larger than the outline of the
> transformer itself.  That provides convenient and secure mounting of
> the cable.  I then cut my interconnecting cable somewhere near the
> middle [not critical] and wire the transformer in place.  Finally, I
> cover the whole assembly with a piece of shrink tubing to insulate the
> connections and protect the transformer.   I call it a "bump in the
> line" arrangement.   You now have a transformer isolated connecting
> cable.

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