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Re: [TowerTalk] 7-16 Din?

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] 7-16 Din?
From: "Roger (K8RI)" <>
Reply-to: "Tower and HF antenna construction topics." <>
Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2010 05:02:34 -0400
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Jim Miller wrote:
> In the current discussion of N/UHF connectors the 7-16DIN was
> mentioned and I googled it to see what it was all about.
> Is this popular outside of the US?
> What improvements does it have over the N?
> Is it available for sale in the US? I wasn't able to find it at the
> usual Ham outlets.
Although they may start carrying them I doubt they will be a high volume 
item. I was going to say they will never be cheap, but it'd be safer to 
say they'll never be "inexpensive". Anything can be made cheap.

Even after a high volume market is firmly established I'd guess they 
might make the  $20 to $30 range and maybe even the under $20 range for 
quality imports. Still hams who squabble over spending much over a buck 
for UHF connectors are not going to fall into that market even if the 
connectors are easily reusable. OTOH it does put them well into 
competition with connectors for the larger LMR and corrugated cables but 
it also points out that there is likely to always be a market for junk 
connectors at swaps.  Actually with a bit of shopping you can probably 
find them cheaper than the regular connectors for the series of 
corrugated cables at present. That does not mean they are inexpensive 
unless speaking in a relative sense.

When they start competing price wise for the connectors I use on LMR-600 
(and they are close) THEN I'll start purchasing them 25 at a time even 
if I have to go so far as to change the chassis connectors on my amps, 
tuners, and antennas.

Those that know me will notice my approach to the 7-16 DIN connectors 
has changed over the last year.


Roger  (K8RI)
> tnx
> jim ab3cv
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