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Re: [TowerTalk] Heliax Connectors

To: "Steve Maki" <>, "towertalk" <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Heliax Connectors
From: "Jim W7RY" <>
Reply-to: Jim W7RY <>
Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2011 19:11:39 -0800
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Yes. You do need the V5 connectors. Or else they won't fit properly.  There 
are a few on EBay. You may want to check with The RF Connection and see what 
Joel may have.

The prices on EBay are actually not bad.

Jim W7RY

From: "Steve Maki" <>
Sent: Wednesday, December 21, 2011 3:30 PM
To: "towertalk" <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Heliax Connectors

> Jim,
> As far as I know you'll need V5 connectors. I know I've got some V5 DIN
> females, but I'll check for N's next time I go to the shop. Andrew never
> made UHF connectors for the VXL5, in fact they no longer make UHF
> connectors for any Heliax. If you used DINs you could make DIN-M to N
> jumpers or DIN-M to UHF jumpers for the terminations.
> -Steve K8LX
> On 12/21/2011 4:43 PM, Jim Brown wrote:
>> I've got about 250 ft of Andrew VXL5-50 (7/8-in, tubular center
>> conductor)  that I plan to use in a single run. I have several different
>> connectors for 7/8-in line, but none are specifically labeled for that
>> cable. The connectors I have are L5-NM, L5NF, L45N, and FLC78-50NM.
>> VXL5-50 is obsolete, and so are the connectors listed for it in the
>> older Andrew catalog, and the current Andrew catalog has no indication
>> (or at least I can't find any) of which of  their current 7/8-in cable
>> connectors might be suitable.
>> I know that there are subtle differences between these cables that are
>> not obvious on data sheets. For example, it isn't clear to me whether
>> some of these cables have a solid center, or if all are tubular, and
>> some cables that I suspect are tubular don't list and i.d. for the
>> center conductor (a clue that the DC resistance of two very similar
>> cable types are very different) .
>> I need advice on which (if any) of these connectors will fit this cable,
>> and if the answer is none, where can I find connectors that will?
>> N-female, or UHF male or female, would be my first choice, but I'll take
>> what I can get. :)
>> 73, Jim K9YC
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