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Re: [TowerTalk] Long Barrel Connectors - The post is short the connector

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Long Barrel Connectors - The post is short the connector
From: "Kenneth D. Grimm, K4XL" <>
Date: Sat, 09 Aug 2008 10:20:33 -0400
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Richards wrote:
> I guess I do not think UHF bulkhead connectors are called "bullet
> connectors" either.... a web search for this term yields pages
> with products like this:
> THESE are what I call bullet connectors.   I do not think this
> is what he is looking for,    n'est ce pas?
> Just MY take.  ===========  K8JHR  ================
Obviously, the terms "bullet" and "barrel" mean different things to 
different people.  Those who "assign" these short-hand names actually 
end up clouding the already muddy water of connector nomenclature. 

If you want a UHF barrel (female to female) you would do well to ask for 
an 83-1F and specify the length.
If you eschew these "funky" UHF connectors, the UG-29B/U will get you 
the female to female N series adapter and the UG-57B/U will get you the 
male to male adapter.  These are both "short" adapters used for splicing 
and not for bulkhead feedthrough.  I'm not aware of longer bulkhead 
feedthroughs in the N series. 

I really don't know much about N connectors as  I've never felt an 
overpowering urge to give up my "funky" UHF connectors and adapters in 
favor of a more macho device.  I am happy to report that in 61 years of 
using using PL-259 and SO-239 connectors, I have never had a failure due 
to water ingress.  In fact the only failure of any kind was the result 
of a bolt of lightning that vaporized half of my 80 meter dipole and the 
center conductors of the PL-259/SO-239 that were connected to it.  It 
also took out the center conductor of the "barrel" that spliced the 1/4 
wave matching section to the feedline.  :-)

To get back to the original question...I would check with the RF 
Connection for a long feedthrough connector.



Ken K4XL

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