Marlon K. Schafer wrote:
> Hi Dan,
> If you don't already have them, save yourself a LOT of time and trouble and
> pick up the stripper and deburring tools for the cable size you are working
The link doesn't work. My software blocks the domain as being friendly
to the unsavory types.
Shortening it to the root, gives a redirect to a site called Zmag.
> Times also has a relatively new compression type connector like you are
> talking about. I've used them for LMR600 and they are much much nicer than
> the older style.
The only ones I've found of that type are near $60 each. As each run
from the patch panel to the antennas takes about 10 connectors it makes
the 7/16 Din look pretty good.
I'll give Steve Davis a call tomorrow and see what they have...now that
he posted the right phone number<:-))
> All you need to build a perfect connection these days are
> the strippers,
Have good ones
> a pair of nail scissors,
I use flush cutting side cutters/nippers
> razor knife
Razor knife/(box cutter?) With the good strippers I've not needed one.
OTOH if you try using LMR-400, or 600 UF I've not found a stripper that
works well with the rubber like jacket and there I do use a box cutter.
OTOH due to the poor life of UF out in the elements the only place I use
UF any more is in the conduits.
> and a couple of Crescent
I just have ...I was going to say a couple, but it's a BUNCH of
adjustable open end wrenches.
> wrenches. Very cool and very fast :-).
I still prefer the crimp type. OTOH I'd sure like to find a bunch of the
bands that are crimped on the LMR 400 and 600 connectors so I could
reuse the more expensive ones. It'd be nice to find some more center
pins as well.
> I've cc'd Lee at Hutton (Electro-comm) on this. I've purchased all of my
> cable from them for a very long time. Good prices and great service!
I'll have to check out this site...If I can get to it.
> Hope that helps,
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Dan" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: <TowerTalk@contesting.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, February 09, 2010 4:15 PM
> Subject: [TowerTalk] N Connectors
>> Ten years or so ago when I lived in Dallas, I picked us several type N
>> connectors of an unusual construction. They resembled
>> PL259's in appearance. They unscrewed into 2 parts. The center pin was
>> held in a teflon cylinder in the cable attach part. They are easier to
>> use than conventional N connectors. Does anyone know where these can be
>> purchased today?
>> 73, Dan, N5AR
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