>I'm looking for articles or other info on making home-made 7/8" hardline
>I've seen articles on this subject a few years back, but got rid of most of my
>magazines when I moved. If someone could send a scanned copy, it would be much
Thanks for the replies so far. My cable is not the typical CATV foam dielectric
stuff so here is some more info:
The hardline is 50 ohm air dielectric with a large center conductor (0.31").
Thus, some sort of reducer is required for the center conductor to fit into
a barrel connector. K1RX's post is a good start and I might try using braid
RG-58 or RG-8X to connect the hardline center conductor to a pin/screw that
into the barrel.
The hardline is an air-dielectric type using a spiral wound center conductor.
air tight seal between center conductor and outer conductor at the connector is
I am still looking for magazine article reprints or any specifics on adapting
A description of the hardline is available at:
Steve Miller N8SM firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.dma.org/~millersg
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