"N" is good, but a better way is to use 7/16 DIN connectors. They are a lot
stronger than "N" for a splice, especially for 7/8s were "N" will snap off..
I get a lot of them on EBay for 99 cents! I use them to splice all 12 of my
7/8 hard-lines on my tower. They are not used in the USA as much by hams but
is basically a very strong high power "N" connector.
----- Original Message -----
From: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, August 28, 2008 8:14 AM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Splicing LDF4
>I kept wondering why this wasn't suggested in the first place - I see it
>done at commercial 2-way radio tower sites all the time. Proper
>weatherproofing/waterproofing of the mating connectors being done with
>tape, Scotchkote or whatever being used, of course.
> Am I missing something obvious?
> -----Original Message-----
>>From: Ed Richardson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>Sent: Aug 27, 2008 5:05 PM
>>Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Splicing LDF4
>>I think the best way to splice the cable length would be to use an
>>Andrew Male N on one end and a female N on the other. Provides a great
>>solid connection that can be undone if required. Connectors can often be
>>found at local flea markets or even on EBay for a fraction of the cost
>>of new ones.
>>This way cable will last for years without maintenance.
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