[TowerTalk] N Connectors
Mike Besemer (WM4B)
mwbesemer at cox.net
Tue Feb 9 19:23:02 PST 2010
True enough! All our stuff had no more than 2:1 VSWR, which really helped
everything survive. That's hard to accomplish on the low-bands... 160
I run a 500' horizontal loop and an inverted L on all HF bands (being
antenna restricted sucks!) and I try not to think about the voltages
associated with the mismatches I have. So far, so good!
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[mailto:towertalk-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Roger (K8RI)
Sent: Tuesday, February 09, 2010 10:17 PM
To: Tower and HF antenna construction topics.
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] N Connectors
Mike Besemer (WM4B) wrote:
> Are you saying you've had crimp N-connectors go bad from running them at
> 1500 watts on HF? If so, I'm amazed. When I was in the Air Force, we ran
> them at much higher power than that well into the GHz range and NEVER had
> Of course, they were MILSPEC connectors
> crimped with a MILSPEC crimper
> MILSPEC cable feeding
> MILSPEC antennas.
Errrr...Is there such a thing as a mil spec dipole?<:-)) Actually
running at the band edges on 160 and 75 with the accompanying high SWR,
the voltage gets pretty high.
> Perhaps you really DO get what you
> pay for!
Well, it might depend on how you use them too<:-))
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:towertalk-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Roger (K8RI)
> Sent: Tuesday, February 09, 2010 9:12 PM
> To: Tower and HF antenna construction topics.
> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] N Connectors
> I use a lot of crimp type N connectors and like them, but just running
> the legal limit into the band edges on 160 or even 75 has cost me a
> number of them.
> What I need are standard connectors to fit LMR-600 and that pretty well
> limits me to N and UHF. Finding UHF connectors to fit LMR-600 has been
> a chore. Some of the suppliers no longer even have LMR-600 cable or
> connectors listed. So far the only one I've found carrying them has been
> the wireman and he's out of stock.
> Roger (K8RI)
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