Splices are probably just as good as anything for joining two pieces of the
cable they are meant for. But the pin type end connectors I have seen don't
mate to anything that common ham equipment uses. Its easier to make your
own from pl259's, barrel connectors, and common pipe fittings.
David Robbins K1TTT
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:towertalk-
> email@example.com] On Behalf Of Dan Levin
> Sent: Wednesday, May 07, 2008 23:23
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: [TowerTalk] Any reason not to use commercial CATV connectors?
> I am in the process of moving my tower, and re-cabling the feedlines. I
> going to use surplus 3/4" CATV hardline for the two feedlines, each about
> 350' long. I will need to splice one line (I only have one piece that is
> long enough), and obviously put a connector on each end of each cable.
> My question is, is there any reason _not_ to use commercially made CATV
> splices and connectors (pin connectors) for this purpose? My guess is
> they are designed for much lower power levels than I intend to use (1500
> watts) - but my guess is also that I am better off using "real" connectors
> and splices than trying to build my own... They don't seem expensive, and
> they look quite well made and water tight.
> ***dan, K6IF
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