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Subject: [TowerTalk] Old coax connectors . . .
From: (Steve)
Date: Sat Aug 2 14:03:46 2003

Thanks for the info. Allow me to press my luck with a further question: 
How does one discern the difference between the connectors which are 
silver plated and those which are otherwise plated?

Thanks again!

Steve wrote:
> In a message dated 8/1/03 10:27:31 AM Pacific Daylight Time, 
> writes:
>>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 
> problems. 
> Cheers,
> Steve    K7LXC
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