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Subject: [TowerTalk] N - clamp style connector
From: w4lde <>
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Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2010 12:59:14 -0500
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Just getting ready to install some a new beam and  coax plus N style 
male connectors on a new tower.  It's been awhile since I last used one 
(N style) and have reviewed via the WEB and the ARRL handbook 
recommended installation methods and find two different methods with 
respect to the barrel and shield connection.

The barrel I am referring to is the small piece were the shield is 
folded back over and then compressed and held in place by a O-ring, 
washer and screw in clamp.

The ARRL handbook does not call for any solder of the shield to the 
barrel peace but on one ham web sites recommends that the shield be 
soldered to the barrel insert piece and then assembled the same way as 
the non soldered.  If I remember and it has been some time since I used 
N type but I believe I did not solder the shield but relied on the 
compression and clamp fittings to make good contact from the shield to 
the N fitting.

Would appreciate your opinion, to SOLDER or NOT to SOLDER.

73 de

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