Rob Atkinson wrote:
> 2. You say you want a barrel but let's be
> careful about terms. A "barrel" is same series on each end; each end
> a male. A "bullet" is same series on each end; each end a female.
> The terms are often misused. A long rigid straight section for a
> bulkhead with jacks on each end would be a long bullet.
> rob / k5uj
I'm always willing to learn stuff. But in the more than half a century
that I've been a ham, this is the first time I have ever heard the term
"bullet" to describe what my friends and I have been calling a barrel.
Your comments got me to thinking. Had I missed something along the
way? I had a quick look at The RF Connection's listings and they use
the term "bulkhead" to describe the UHF female/female thingy. Nemal
calls it "bulkhead jack to jack." Amphenol refers to "jack to jack" and
Amp calls it a "jack to jack bulkhead feedthrough." Nobody who makes
these things calls them bullets or barrels. The only source that was
using the term "bullet" that I could find was that fount of knowledge,
eBay, where one is currently listed. If there is a printed standard,
issued by someone that counts, that defines "bullet" connectors and
"barrel" connectors, I would definitely like to hear about it. Until
then, my UHF female to female connector answers to "barrel" every time I
call it for supper! If it's happy with that name, so am I. :-)
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