[VHFcontesting] VHFcontesting Digest, Vol 171, Issue 7

Kermit Carlson w9xa at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 21 13:01:33 EDT 2017

 blockquote, div.yahoo_quoted { margin-left: 0 !important; border-left:1px #715FFA solid !important; padding-left:1ex !important; background-color:white !important; } Hello Marshall
Another option is modify a UHF plug connector by cutting the male center conductor length 
and it should fit fine - 
73, Kermit W9XA

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Today's Topics:

  1. Old microphone connector for Bird Wattmeters.... (Marshall-K5QE)


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Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2017 20:08:59 -0500
From: Marshall-K5QE <k5qe at k5qe.com>
To: VHF Contesting <vhfcontesting at contesting.com>
Subject: [VHFcontesting] Old microphone connector for Bird
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Hello to all VHFers.....I need to make up a long Bird Wattmeter cable 
for use on a DXpedition.  I want to put the pick-up body with the slug 
here and about 10-12ft away, but the meter movement.

For that, I need to procure a couple of the (very) old microphone 
connectors like were on the old Heathkit TWOER.  It is a round coaxial 
connector, about 5/8" across, with a singe center point where the center 
of the cable was soldered and a shell with a spring on the back.  I 
found a bunch of these at a hamfest a few years ago, but I must have 
used them all up. These are great for connecting to the DC port of Bird 
Wattmeter bodies.

Alternatively, I could use a real Bird DC connector, but those are much 
harder to find.

I really need to find one, but would take more if you have them.  IF you 
have one or two of the old microphone connectors that you could spare, 
please contact me directly.

Thanks a lot....

73 Marshall K5QE
Phone is 409-787-3830 if you want to call....


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