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[TowerTalk] Connectors in rotor cable

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Date: Sun, 23 Mar 1997 17:56:29 -0500
Personally, having been at the mercy of the elements in outdoor cable 
installs, I've learned (the hard way) that a weatherproofed connector is 
worth the price of peace of mind and the ease of disconnect/connect while 
maintaining circuit integrity.

My favorites are the cinch jones/amphenol multi pin types. They are 
somewhat bulky (relatively speaking) but they lock together, have various 
capacities for voltage/current and allow lowresistance connections.

I got mine (back when I was doing this work) from local outlets, but Amp 
and others will happily send you a catalog. In fact, Amp and others can 
be found on the net.

The mylar types (and like connectors) are NOT made for outdoor 
applications and will suffer from the effects of sun, wind, rain, 
pollution etc. Plus the resistance of the pins can increase which makes 
life *very* interesting! (Especially at 3am when it's snowing and the 
damn rotator wont run well! HEH)

It's worth spending afew bucks more to not have that AWW )(*&() feeling 
when Murphy visits (And he will! )


Chuck K3FT

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