Dan Levin wrote:
> I am in the process of moving my tower, and re-cabling the feedlines. I am
> 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 that
> 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
You can build very robust connectors for very little expense, but I
think you will find the CATV splice more than adequate. End
connectors? As has been mentioned, finding something to mate with
either N or UHF connectors might be a bit tough. This is what I had
up for some years with about a 360 foot run of 3/4 Aluminum hard line.
http://www.rogerhalstead.com/ham_files/conn.htm . I also had a run of
quasi air-core 1/2". The stuff was more rigid than 7/8" Heliax.
> 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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