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Re: [TowerTalk] Quick Disconnect Suggestion

To: Rob Katz <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Quick Disconnect Suggestion
From: Dennis Vernacchia <>
Date: Fri, 12 Jun 2009 14:24:24 -0700
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You can get 8 Pin Molded Rubber Connectors here


Click on *Molded Trailer
at top of page

They are sold with several lengths of heavy gauge wire

These were intended for auto trailer connectors but I have used them for
years reliably for connecting up antenna rotator cables  by coating the pins
with Penetrox ( No-A-Lox  etc ) and then
wrapping the closed connector with a couple layers of Scotch 33 Plus Black
electrical tape
and a non UV tie-wrap as a final safety to further cinch connector together
and keep
end of tape from ever unraveling though with Scotch 33 Plus tape that seldom

If anyone has had poor results in wet or extreme cold climates with this
 let me know.....but in Southern CA area where we have neither, they seem to
work fine.

73, Dennis N6KI

On Thu, Jun 11, 2009 at 8:16 AM, Rob Katz <>wrote:

> I use trailer wiring connectors with good success.  I take two of the flat
> 4-wire connectors and tape them tight together to make 8-wire connectors.
> They are waterproof and rugged, made to take the abuse of road grit and
> wear.  I use them on my rotor and switching control lines, and I¹ve had no
> problems.  Plus, the are readily available and cheap!
> 73,
>   Rob KA1ARB
> Jerry wrote:
> > What do you use for your rotator, antenna switch, etc. connectors at
> > your SPG boxes?  I like to disconnect my antenna feed lines and control
> > lines when thunderstorms approach, etc.  I've looking for ideas with
> > respect to SPG box connector and the line connector plugging into the
> > box.  Hope that makes sense!  I have use a mike connector and a Cinch
> > Jones, but these seem to have problems over time.  Thanks for your help.
> > Jerry France
> > K7LY
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