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
> 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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> Jim Rhodes K0XU
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