In a message dated 8/1/03 10:27:31 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
> I have several PL-259 and SO-239 connectors that I acquired in the
> 1970's. Also a number of male-male barrels, female-female barrels and
> 90-degree male-female connectors.
> Do these type of connectors deteriorate with the passing of the years?
> Their finish has been dulled, but they are in good mechanical condition.
> They have been kept dry during storage, although exposed to the summer
> and winter time temperatures of an unheated/uncooled building.
It depends on the material. If they're silver, then the silver oxide
collected over the years is a conductor and they'll work FB. If they're nickel
plated, then the nickel oxide is not a conductor and you'll have potential
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