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[BULK] - Re: [TowerTalk] Old coax connectors . . .

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Subject: [BULK] - Re: [TowerTalk] Old coax connectors . . .
From: (Bill Turner)
Date: Wed Aug 6 13:29:37 2003
>It's easy to test for
>> Teflon: Use a propane torch to apply heat to the center pin for about ten
>> seconds.  Teflon will take this just fine, and nothing happens.  If it's
>> plastic, it melts and that's the end of the connector. 


Why destroy the connector?  If it looks like Telfon (opaque white),
touch a very hot iron to the plastic.  If it doesn't melt, it's
Teflon.  If it does melt - a tiny little spot - it's not Teflon, but
it's still usable for lower power.

73, Bill W7TI

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