[TowerTalk] N-Connectors Needed
Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
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Mon Jun 12 10:16:41 EDT 2006
You don't have to have a special tool to make the terminations on those
But it would sure save you a LOT of time!
As far as I know that cable is still made. Heliax is good stuff.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "RCM" <robrk at nidhog.net>
To: "Alan NV8A" <nv8a at att.net>
Cc: "towertalk reflector" <towertalk at contesting.com>; "Lee Buller"
<k0wa at swbell.net>
Sent: Saturday, June 10, 2006 4:13 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] N-Connectors Needed
> Alan NV8A wrote:
>> The connectors are available, but you might not like the price. Here is
>> one source:
>> And I get the impression that a special tool is needed to install the
>> Alan NV8A
>> On 06/10/06 05:22 pm Lee Buller wrote:
>>> Some of you have written me about the cable that I need connectors for.
>>> Well, it is an odd ball type of coax....here is the link to RF Parts.
>>> THe Newton Amateur Radio CLub is having trouble finding the
>>> connectors...N type ... any gender. It seems that this is coax that
>>> might not be used much...or it is not being made anymore of something.
>>> WE cot a 320 foot spool for free from a miss-order ... and I cannot
>>> disclose the source of the benifactor. It was easier to give it away
>>> than go through the companies paperwork. So, we accepted the gift and
>>> now we have trouble finding connectors. The plan is to put it on a new
>>> county tower going up north of town and moving the local repeater to the
>>> location. Apparently, our tech guy has called around and cannot find
>>> any connector. We might have to make a connection ourselves...which is
>>> not a bad thing but I would rather not.
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> A special tool is needed to do a perfect job of cutting and stripping
> the coax. It can be done with hand tools. Don't ask me to do more than
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