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[TowerTalk] Homebrewing 7/8" Hardline Connectors?

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Homebrewing 7/8" Hardline Connectors?
From: Jim" < (Jim)
Date: Fri, 17 Dec 1999 06:46:18 -0800
Instead of a connector, why not come up with a way to attach a short RG-312
jumper to the end of the Heliax.....Your going to need one

Just my 2 cents worth....

Jim W7RY

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From: Steve Miller <>
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Date: Thursday, December 16, 1999 21:47
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Homebrewing 7/8" Hardline Connectors?

>>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
>Thanks for the replies so far. My cable is not the typical CATV foam
>stuff so here is some more info:
>The hardline is 50 ohm air dielectric with a large center conductor
>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. An
>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
>plumbing fittings.
>A description of the hardline is available at:
>Thanks again,
>Steve Miller   N8SM
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