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Re: [TowerTalk] ground plates (was DXE Patents)

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] ground plates (was DXE Patents)
From: "Paul Christensen" <>
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2012 12:56:25 -0500
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> Strain relief. If the radials are firmly attached to the solder lugs  then 
> there is little likelihood that they will separate from the plate  if 
> pulled on, kicked, etc.

That attribute is not a strength - but a weakness.  Any accidental 
counter-clockwise lateral force applied to a single-hole lug causes it to 
loosen from its mounting bolt.  No matter how good the crimp, the quality of 
the lug-to-bolt connection will always be subject to lug turning.  That 
cannot occur with a 2-hole lug mounted on a plate, nor when a radial is 
soldered onto a ring.

Paul, W9AC 


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