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Re: Right Angle BNC adapters



Thanks for telling me something I never KNEW about!

Roger
WA1KAT

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John Marranca, Jr" <jmarranca@bnsystems.com>
To: "Franklin Antonio" <antonio@qualcomm.com>
Cc: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Saturday, November 03, 2007 6:32 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Right Angle BNC adapters


> Frank:
>
> That's what I have come to wonder!  I read that some place before as well.
>
> MIL-SPEC vs. "the spring".  Hmm....which is better.....
>
>
> Thanks for reminding me of something that I ALMOST forgot about.
>
> Remember to change your SMOKE DETECTOR BATTERIES, my friends.  It's
Eastern
> STANDARD time tonight.
>
> John KB2HSH
>
> On 11/3/07, Franklin Antonio <antonio@qualcomm.com> wrote:
> >
> > At 01:25 PM 11/3/2007, John Marranca, Jr wrote:
> > >Does anyone know of a source of the MIL-SPEC right angle BNC adapters?
I
> > am
> > >using a hamfest special, and have a feeling that it's affecting my rx
on
> > the
> > >birds.
> >
> > For kicks, cut it open.  I did this once with a right angle "N"
> > adapter that I bought at a swapmeet, and in which I observed poor
> > performance.  Inside I found the center conductor was a small
> > spring!  The idea, I believe, was that the spring would naturally
> > form a gentle circular arc from the center pin of one connector to
> > the center pin of the other, maintaining nice spacing from the
> > sidewals.  This would be fine at DC, or maybe HF, but at UHF this was
> > worthless.  The spring was electrically a coil, in other words an
> > inductor, which was altogether the wrong thing.  Laughable.
> >
>
>
>
> -- 
> _______________________________
>
>
> John Marranca, Jr
> PBX Technician/Shop Steward CWA Local 1122
> BN Systems, Inc
> Orchard Park, NY
> (716)972-2006
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