> Or...QRO with those connectors located outside. I suppose it would
> work for indoor use, depending on how much braid you can captivate
> beneath the shell. As a teenager in the late '70s, I ran a Heath
> SB-230 amp this way running ~ 600 watts output into RG-5 with BNC
> connectors. I would never consider it today, but in retrospect, I
> never recall one failure with the BNC/RG-5 combination without a
> soldered braid.
A BNC connector is dimensionally very similar to a 50 ohm N
connector in the current carrying parts and spacing. As a matter of
fact, if you grind off the locking bayonet, you can use BNC males
as a quick connect that fits a 50-ohm N.
High power is less of a problem for unsoldered 259's than low
power. If you run enough power, poor connections will arc weld
themselves together. The biggest problem with connections that
are just laid together is when receiving.
73, Tom W8JI
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