Fred Hopengarten K1VR 617/259-0088
Six Willarch Road
Lincoln, MA 01773-5105
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On Tue, 2 Sep 1997 16:57:37 -0400 (EDT) SFrakes@aol.com writes:
>Sept. 2, 1997
>Is there anything wrong with using two pieces of 7/8" Heliax, that has
You neglect to tell us about the splice, and the frequencies of
use. Let's assume that it is a connectorized splice. You'll never see
it (electronically), or care about it, at frequencioes below 30 MHz. At
frequencies under 7 MHz, you could use a VE1ZZ splice and still not
notice it. VE1ZZ brings the two pieces of hardline vertical and ties the
shields together with a stainless steel hose clamp. The two center
conductors are soldered with a small copper jumper. The coax is
weather-protected by putting them in an inverted two liter soda bottle.
Trust me, VE1ZZ is loud, and he can hear.
Do it. Enjoy it. Good luck. -- Fred K1VR
P.S. Yes, commercial installations do wind up with 35-50 foot pieces
extra all the time. $100 of wastage on every job is far preferable to a
shortage once a year.
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