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Re: LMR-400 Variants?



Connectors with non-captive center pins often have interchangable pins with
different hole diameters so they may have sent you two sets of pins. I prefer
captive center pins as they can't move during the soldering operation and won't
be pushed back into the soft dielectric when the connectors are mated.

73,

John
KD6OZH.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Acito W1PA" <w1pa@hotmail.com>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Friday, 23 July, 2004 13:46 UTC
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] LMR-400 Variants?


> Just a quick sanity check...  so, the pins all have the same O.D., but a
> different I.D. to accommodate the wire diameter, correct? So they all will
> fit in the N "body" without mods?
>
> And I should be able to go to RF Connection and just order the correct pins
> and swap them out (and use these on some 4XL that I have)?
>
> I also just noticed that the connectors I got recently came with sets of
> pins. Somewhere in there I should have a full connector for LMR-400. :-)
> http://users.erols.com/rfc/n.htm
>
>
> Bill
> W1PA
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Dr. Jim Akers" <jakers@ece.msstate.edu>
> >
> > Many years ago when I first started using the cable with the larger center
> > conductors, I did not know about the special center pin for the Type N
> > connectors.  I had a small drill press and a set of numbered bits and
> > just drilled out the hole so make it fit the conductor.  I don't remember
> > the number of the bit but if you have a set and a drill press, you can
> > find it experimentally in a few minutes.  Some of those pins are probably
> > still in use some where around the shack after all these years.
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