Topband: Help installing compression connectors
w8ji at w8ji.com
Mon Nov 17 14:24:18 EST 2014
It's been many years since I was involved in cable and MATV, but I'm pretty
sure the connector you have is for a .150 inch nominal center insulation OD
and the cable you have is around .180.
That means it will also be too tight on the shield.
If you get the correct connector and strip the cable properly, and fold the
outer shield only back over the packet, the connector will push right on.
When our installers had difficulty with cables like this, usually in cold
weather or with old cable, they dunked the cable end in a jar of thinner. We
never had coring tools, except for hardline cables, so I've never even seen
When we installed connectors we would flood the end with 100% pure silicone
grease. It is available as dielectric tune-up grease at auto parts stores,
even local stores.
I flood everything with this stuff, except VHF or higher or specialized
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tony K1AMF" <k1amf at live.com>
To: "Tom W8JI" <w8ji at w8ji.com>; <topband at contesting.com>
Sent: Monday, November 17, 2014 1:54 PM
Subject: Re: Topband: Help installing compression connectors
> Thanks to all for the many helpful comments and suggestions. I think I'm
> using the wrong compression connectors for the job. The connectors I'm
> using are Belden Snap-N-Seal SNS1P6U (Red color ring), see picture here
> Although the packaging indicates that the connectors will work with RG6
> quad shield coax, they don't (at least not with the Commscope RG6 flooded
> quad shield PE jacket type of coax I'm using). I called Commscope for a
> cross reference on connectors, and they don't recommend any Belden
> connectors (I assume because the two companies compete with each other)
> and said to use Corning Gilbert GF-UR-6 compression connectors instead. I
> also called Belden tech support and they suggested that their SNS1P6QS
> (violet ring) connectors should work, which is also what Tom suggested.
> So, I've ended up ordering some of both just to be safe, along with a
> flaring tool (thanks for the tip Frank) to give my
> poor thumbs a much needed break. Thanks again to all that
> eplied. -Tony/K1AMF
>> From: w8ji at w8ji.com
>> To: k1amf at live.com; topband at contesting.com
>> Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 13:04:50 -0500
>> Subject: Re: Topband: Help installing compression connectors
>> The correct connector seems to be a SNS-1P6QS with violet sleeve.
>> What is the part number or color of the connector you have??
>> All you should have to do, besides normal stripping prep, is fold the
>> shield over. The connector should push right on by hand.
>> The compression pretty much takes a tool to do right, and the stripping
>> easiest with a stripping tool, but the correct connector should push
>> on by hand. You might try dipping the cable end in something like alcohol
>> lacquer thinner to loosen up the flooding goo, if you actually have the
>> correct connector.
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Tony K1AMF" <k1amf at live.com>
>> To: <topband at contesting.com>
>> Sent: Monday, November 17, 2014 9:44 AM
>> Subject: Topband: Help installing compression connectors
>> > Anyone have any suggestions on how to install compression connectors on
>> > flooded RG6 quad shield coax with PE jacket? I'm using Belden
>> > Snap-N-Seal
>> > RG6QS compression connectors but they're nearly impossible to slip on
>> > far
>> > enough. I've tried removing the outer braid and foil and still no luck.
>> > Maybe I should be using different connectors? The coax I'm using for
>> > the
>> > beverage is Commscope F6SSEF / 4561804.
>> > Thanks,
>> > Tony/K1AMF
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