[TowerTalk] N connector, Re: UHF (PL259) soldered center
wv2zow at gmail.com
Sat Jul 7 14:26:12 EDT 2018
Clay: I have used Trilogy (Aluminium) commercially for years.
Mechanically, can't be beat. Water migration does not happen, and it is
warranted against that. Connectors attach quite solidly -- with the reduced
copper in copper cables, the Commscope and RFS connectors do not attach to
their cables as well as Trilogy. Surplus connectors are rare, however. I
have always used Trilogy tools to install connectors, and it was
effortless. Without the tools could be a challenge. I stick with copper for
jumpers, a personal preference. The Trilogy cables are stiffer that the
copper cables. I would be concerned if you need to snake it through
underground conduit with bends. And, yes-- it is absolutely American made.
Good Luck. --Mike, WV2ZOW
On Sat, Jul 7, 2018 at 11:38 AM Clay Autery <KY5G at montac.com> wrote:
> I've not yet gone that far down the road. For folks who are used to
> scrounging reel ends at Hanfests, I am sure it will be considered
> expensive. <wink>
> Cost is why I am looking at buying a reel and splitting it with
> another/other users...
> PS - To confirm, it IS American made in Pearl, MS.
> Clay Autery, KY5G
> (318) 518-1389
> On 07-Jul-18 10:24, Grant Saviers wrote:
> > Some of us have "been there, been bitten" by the terrible water
> > migration in the first gen Belden 9913 with air dielectric. Trilogy
> > claims "no water migration" with their air dielectric outdoor version
> > and offer a 15 year warranty so perhaps...
> > Trilogy 7/8" specs seem very close to AVA5-50 except for bending
> > moment. Almost 2:1 Aircell vs AVA5. Not surprising with the solid Al
> > shield. So it will be less installer friendly, especially in
> > conduit. Flat plate crush favors Aircell by 1.75x so that is nice for
> > those going the direct burial route.
> > Is any pricing data available?
> > Grant KZ1W
> > On 7/6/2018 19:23 PM, GaryK9GS wrote:
> >> Hello Clay,
> >> I think Aircell brand coaxial cable is manufactured in Germany. It
> >> looks like Trilogy is one of their US distributors.
> >> 73,
> >> Gary K9GS
> >> -------- Original message --------From: Clay Autery <KY5G at montac.com>
> >> Date: 7/6/18 6:44 PM (GMT-06:00) To: towertalk at contesting.com
> >> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] N connector, Re: UHF (PL259) soldered center
> >> Anyone use this cable manufacturer? Made in Mississippi.... I'm
> >> considering using them for my main tower runs.... maybe split a reel
> >> with someone.
> >> www.trilogycoax.com
> >> 73,
> >> ______________________
> >> Clay Autery, KY5G
> >> (318) 518-1389
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