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[TowerTalk] Andrews 1/2" Heliax Connectors

Subject: [TowerTalk] Andrews 1/2" Heliax Connectors
From: John Lloyd <>
Date: Mon, 10 May 2004 13:27:54 -0600
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Use the Andrews connectors. They make the UHF style versions. I am
guessing that you have the FSJ4-50 cable. This is 1/2" superflex cable.
The UHF male connector is a 44ASP and the UHF female connector is a
44ASU. These connectors have an O ring seal that helps seal out water
migration. You still need cover up the connector with butyl rummer
sealant and 3M "88" electrical tape to seal out water.

You can find UHF style Andrew connectors and butyl rubber sealant cheap
on Ebay.

John, K7JL


Message: 8
Date: Sun, 9 May 2004 16:53:48 -0700
From: "John Dooley" <>
Subject: [TowerTalk] Andrews 1/2" Heliax Connectors
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I have a 125? run of ½ Andrews Superflex from my tower to my entrance
and was wondering if anyone had a good home-brew method of  fabricating
connectors (UHF) rather than going and putting the N type commercial
connectors. (I have the commercial type to do the job if need be) I have

seen a method for larger ¾? hard line that used a ½? ? 3/4'? threaded
reducer. One side of the reducer was used to solder a PL-259 coupling
and the other end was threaded onto the solid shield of the hard line.
trouble with ½ Superflex hard line is that I can?t find a ½? threaded
portion to ?grab? the shield like the ¾? will do. Also, the shield is
and I don?t think a threaded connector would provide me good connection.
advise would be most helpful.

John W6ZIP
Victorville, Ca.


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