use the original superflex N connectors , later if you want to convert to
UHF , use a piece of lmr 400 with ferrite beads like a line isolator with
a good quality connectors , good weatherproof and you are done. i do this
and have no problems. using the hard lines 7/8 , 1/2 to my antenna switch
there are several ways to keep this at low price, surplus sales of nebraska
, palomar engineers, and e-bay..
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Dooley" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2004 4:53 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Andrews 1/2" Heliax Connectors
> 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 into
> 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.
> QRP-l #2402
> ARS #712
> FISTS #9371
> FPQRP #645
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