And here's another version that might help:
By the way, I remember when Andrew changed the nomenclature on some of
their Heliax versions to add the "A" suffix. The trouble is, I don't
remember exactly what that reason was. ;) I do remember, though, that
it was a pretty minor difference and that it was mostly for
administrative reasons from Andrew's end.
Lastly, over the years several hams have come up with various ways to
use brass plumbing fittings, small diameter brass tubing (for the pins),
and copper tubing (for sleeves) to make low cost connectors and splices
for Heliax cables and even aluminum hardline. Some sizes lend
themselves more readily to this than others, but with a little thought I
was able to come up with schemes that looked good on paper for pretty
much everything up to LDF-4.5 (5/8" cable). I've never tried it, but
I'm pretty sure that copper plumbing reducers might adapt those sizes of
cable to the connector schemes I came up with for the smaller cables.
On 8/2/2012 5:22 PM, David Gilbert wrote:
> Here's a simple list that should help with connector choice and
> identification for Heliax cables:
> Dave AB7E
> On 8/2/2012 2:09 PM, Jim Brown wrote:
>> I'm facing similar work, and have been doing some digging.I've found pdf
>> data sheets for some older products, as well as connectors and Heliax,
>> on ham surplus websites. Google on Heliax, then follow the links for
>> RFParts, Surplus Sales of Nebraska, etc. I also found a pdf data sheet
>> for Cablewave "heliax" and connectors on a university website (PA?).
>> I need some advice too.
>> I have nice lengths of Andrew FHJ5-50A (older 7/8-in), Decibel/ATG
>> DBC078F5P (older 7/8-in), and VXL5-50 (current product), and Andrew
>> LDF5-50A, and need to put connectors on them. I can't find a data sheet
>> for the Decibel/ATG cable, nor for the FHJ5-50A.
>> I have the following connectors available: L5NF, L45N, L5PNM, and
>> Cablewave FLC78-50NM. I'd like advice on which, if any, of those
>> connectors will work on the FHJ5-50A and DBC078F5P. I have the right
>> connectors for the VXL5-50, and the LDF5-50A.
>> And I'd like to find those missing data sheets for those cables.
>> Thanks and 73, Jim K9YC
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