They're talking about the copper plated aluminum tube center
conductor on the LMR-400/600, etc., not the braid.
At 08:26 PM 9/4/2007, Roger (K8RI) wrote:
> >I understand what you mean, exactly.
> > The "fanning" you describe is what happens when the conductor gets
> > squashed
> > during the course of cutting it. This happens if you use diagonal
> > cutters,
>I have a problem understanding why would that cause a problem. Yes, it
>squashes the cable a bit at the cut, but when you strip the cable you are
>cutting well back from that point. Probably removing 3/4 of an inch of
>dielectric, another quarter inch of braid and jacket, and another good half
>inch of jacket which leaves a half inch of exposed braid the end of which is
>about an inch from where the cable was cut.
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