Yes that center conductor is big. The connectors that work with this coax
are Amphenol connectors UHF-182120 that I buy from The RF Connection. I use
this coax a lot and have put on many connectors. I had the same problems
initially but the UHF-182120 connectors work a treat. Make sure that you
don't disturb the weave/lay of the inner conductor.
No need to snip any strands away with this connector.
----- Original Message -----
From: "jim feldman" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, 22 June, 2011 5:26 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Probably stupid coax question
>I was helping another ham put connectors on some jumpers he wanted made up.
> The jumpers were an interesting cable that appeared to have a semi
> air dielectric and a very hefty center conductor made from stranded
> The jacket said "9096 ExtraFlex". Anyway, I tied UHF connectors from 3
> different sources and none would pass the center conductor. Not even
> Same connectors work fine with RG-213, RG8, and lmr400. I called a vendor
> who sells this coax (www.therfc.com) and they said I might have to snip a
> few strands to make it work. Is this common practice? I had a heck of a
> time finding the PL-259 pin ID spec to validate the connectors I have. Is
> their a vendor who's PL-259 will pass the 9.5AWG center conductor
> of this cable?
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