[TowerTalk] N-connector double-D punch

jimlux jimlux at earthlink.net
Thu Oct 16 09:38:25 EDT 2008

Roger (K8RI) wrote:
> Michael E Fox (N6MEF) wrote:
>> Close but probably too big.
>> The Amphenol drawing specifies a .634 diameter with .539 across the flats
>> (Amphenol part # 83-1F)
>> The PolyPhaser drawing specifies a .630 diameter with .535 across the flats
>> (PolyPhaser DSXL)
> If you are using them for Polyphasers you really don't need the flats.  
> I've been using them for years and never bothered.  The Nut and washer 
> will hold them securely and I've never had one turn of come loose yet. I 
> do use a socket for tightening the nut. Remember they also come with a 
> bracket that lets you mount them on a bulkhead, instead of going through 
> one. I prefer to go through.

You can also use some adhesive threadlocker (e.g. Loctite) to keep them 
snugged up to the panel.  It also sort of depends on how much connecting 
and disconnecting you're doing.

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