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Re: [TowerTalk] cable strippers, cheaper

To: "Tower and HF antenna construction topics." <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] cable strippers, cheaper
From: jimlux <>
Reply-to: "Tower and HF antenna construction topics." <>
Date: Fri, 26 Feb 2010 22:34:53 -0800
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Roger (K8RI) wrote:
> I wish these companies would learn to list strippers by cable (they do) 
> and connectors (they don't)instead of just measurements, even if they'd 
> keep it to UHF and N types.  Most of us would find that a lot more 
> informative.

The problem is that not all PL-259s and Ns have the same required strip 
dimensions.  The coax dimensions are known, so that's easy.


> A couple of suggestions for those who end up with the ones using 
> adjustable cutters.  If they are working fine, DON'T MESS WITH THEM!".  
> <:-)) 

> I know as hams it is part of our way to make things do double and triple 
> duty, but life is just a whole lot easier if you have a stripper set up 
> for each size coax and fitting rather than trying to make them do double 
> duty. 
That's the idea behind the swapable cassettes in the CST Vario. On mine, 
you can flip it over, so you basically have two presets in one stripper.

However, as you say, a purpose configured stripper for each kind of 
coax/connector is definitely the way to go, and if the $20 widgets do 
the job, you can buy 4 for the price of the CST Vario, which can only do 
2 (at best).


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