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Re: [TowerTalk] LMR400-PL259s

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] LMR400-PL259s
From: "Roger (K8RI)" <>
Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2007 00:49:31 -0400
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You can tell by me thinking they were referring to the braid I've never had 
that problem with the center conductor either.

> They're talking about the copper plated aluminum tube center
> conductor on the LMR-400/600, etc., not the braid.

The center conductor on both LMR400 and 600 is solid, copper plated, dead 
soft, Aluminum.


Roger (K8RI)

> 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 
>>inch of jacket which leaves a half inch of exposed braid the end of which 
>>about an inch from where the cable was cut.
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