> meters. A barrel connector should not lose more than
about .1 dB on 40
> Keith NM5G
As Keith says, it indeed would be under .1dB
.1dB loss would be 2.3% of the applied power.
2.3% of 1500 watts would be 34.5 watts.
A UHF barrel connector would get red hot inside with that
much loss, since the loss is confined to the center
The typical UHF barrels I've measured are about .01dB or
less loss at 30 MHz. The loss is actually so low, a good
network analyzer can't resolve the loss. The loss generally
has to be measured by temperature rise. (I think the same
guy who made the S units on every receiver 6dB made the
connector loss in every connector .1dB.)
The biggest worry is the reliability of the connections, and
that's solved by proper soldering and weatherproofing.
See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless Weather
Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any questions
and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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