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?
> In a message dated 8/1/03 10:27:31 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
> firstname.lastname@example.org 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
> plated, then the nickel oxide is not a conductor and you'll have potential
> Steve K7LXC
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