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Re: Where can I buy pre-made feedline?



Nate WY0X wrote:

I've seen N connectors lately that look like PL-259's and have to be
soldered on similarly to RG-8 sized coax.  I tried one.  Pulled on the
connector after soldering it together and it had zero strain-relief
for the cable being pulled on, and it ripped apart.  (Well, the center
conductor held on as long as it could).  I wouldn't use those for
anything.

Wayne W9AE replies:

I've soldered dozens of "two piece" N connectors in the last 10 years. 
I've NEVER had a connector pull off, but I also haven't tried pulling on 
the connector with all my strength.  The connectors have survived years 
in the elements, including cables hanging vertically from my 
mast-mounted preamps, supported only by the connector.

I mostly use flexible 9913 or LMR400UF, and just clip a few strands of 
the center conductor to get it to fit in the connector.  Has anybody 
measured what kind of degradation that would cause at 450 MHz or 1.2 GHz?

Wayne Estes W9AE
Oakland, Oregon, USA, CN83ik

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