[TowerTalk] Sealing Barrel connectors
k2qmf at juno.com
Wed Nov 2 10:13:25 EST 2005
How, in the world, can you bend RG-213 to fit inside
the cap end of a soda bottle????????
I must be missing something here!!!
On Wed, 2 Nov 2005 07:56:34 EST Cqtestk4xs at aol.com writes:
> In a message dated 11/2/05 4:04:23 AM Greenwich Standard Time,
> vze1u2wn at verizon.net writes:
> I'm trying to picture this...so one end goes in the top and the
> other goes
> through the bottom in a hole you make? How do you seal the each
> Ah, I used to teach math, not English. I didn't explain it right.
> You put
> the barrel connector in the two pieces of coax. Put a little
> insurance tape on
> the connection. Then you shove that connection into the bottle,
> making sure
> the part with the barrel connection is NOT at the dead end, but
> rather running
> along the inside of the bottle. A smaller bottle works fine for
> RG58/59, and
> a 2 liter size will work for RG8 etc.
> I also use this technique for joints hanging in the air, like the
> 1/4 wave 75
> ohm lengths of coax to match my suspended quad loops to 50 ohm. I
> always use
> light coax on these to cut down on weight. With these, the joint
> goes inside
> the bottle after running and securing the two pieces of coax to the
> of the bottle. If you do it right, the end of the bottle will face
> down and
> you won't even have to seal it.
> Bottles can also be used to make a 'cap' where two pieces of coax
> are butted
> out in the field...like where hardline is terminated to coax. Both
> pieces are
> run parallel, side by side, put together by two 90 degree elbows and
> capped with a 2 liter bottle, secured with cable ties or a little
> tape. Also,
> antenna coax when an antenna is under construction, can be covered
> with a bottle.
> I love the damn things. I keep bunches around just for coax.
> Bill K4XS
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