I would also strongly consider using N connectors. UHF connectors for
heliax were pretty expensive everywhere I looked plus N has the
advantage of being water resistant. That's not to say one shouldn't
weatherproof their connectors otherwise.
N Connectors can be had pretty cheap (relatively speaking since Andrew
connectors are expensive anyhow).
On 4/19/10, Steve Maki <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Steve Bagley wrote:
>> Ladies and Gentlemen:
>> I have read so much information concerning what connectors to use for 1/2"
>> heliax, I am thoroughly confused.
>> I need to splice some heliax together for a long run, and terminate at the
>> tower and shack.
>> My arrestors are a standard SO-239 connector.
>> I would prefer to use the connectors designed for the heliax vs standard
>> Anyone have the appropriate part numbers and any concise input? Really
>> appreciate it!
> Assuming you're talking about Andrew LDF4, the Andrew part numbers are:
> L44Z - splice
> L44P - UHF male
> L44U - UHF female
> I'm not sure any of these are actually made anymore, but can be found in
> stock at some dealers, and commonly at fleamarkets. Also RF Industries
> (RFI) makes a UHF male for LDF4 if I'm not mistaken.
> Steve Maki
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