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Re: New to satellites, with coax question



N connectors are fine.
Weatherproof  it with self amalgamating and PVC tapes or put the 
connectors inside an upturned plastic bottle.(or both)

Michael A. Tondee wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> I'm new to the satellite game but it's something I've always wanted to 
> try. I'm on a tight budget but I've finally decided to give some of 
> the LEO FM birds a try anyway.
> I have some 9913 cable here and I'm thinking I might want to hook it 
> up to a homebrew 70cm beam on a rotator. I want to use a short length 
> of something more flexible to feed the antenna like maybe RG8-U to 
> avoid the twisting of the rotator maybe breaking the center conductor 
> of the 9913. What's the best way to make the connection between the 
> short length of RG8-U and the 9913?  An actual splice or some type of 
> connectors? I don't want something lossy there that will defeat the 
> purpose of using the 9913. Also, my radio has an N connector on the 
> 70cm antenna jack. An N to SO-239 adapter there would be a no no as 
> well wouldn't it because of signal loss in the adapter, right? I'm 
> trying to get as much signal to my receiver as I can without a preamp 
> which I don't have funds for.
> Tnx and 73,
> Michael, W4HIJ
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