[TowerTalk] re Hardline connectors

Jim Lux jimlux at earthlink.net
Sat Feb 24 17:27:08 EST 2007

At 12:34 PM 2/24/2007, Gedas wrote:
>I don't know if it will help you but sometimes seeing a picture or 
>two can really help out in these situations.  I ended up making all 
>kinds of terminations for some 7/8" CATV line for VHF and UHF 
>several years ago.  At first I was pretty reluctant to try to make 
>up the transformers.  It was designed purely from scratch and 
>formula and they worked just fine.  Once I made a set and played 
>around with them I saw it was really no big deal.  Each set I made 
>after that point kept getting better and better.  Years later they 
>are still in use with perfect SWR.

Have you made any loss measurements on the transformers?  Just sort 
of curious what loss people get from real devices as opposed to what 
you calculate by turning the crank on the equations.


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