[amsat-bb] Re: Where can I buy pre-made feedline?

STeve Andre' andres at msu.edu
Thu Dec 6 16:55:58 PST 2007

On Thursday 06 December 2007 19:48:36 Dave Guimont wrote:
> >I use a male VHF to female N adapter.  Do not remember where I got it, but
> >it was one of the mail order houses. If you really do not want to use a
> > VHF connector for 144, I would prefer the adapter over changing the
> > socket on my 910.  I prefer to stick with the different connectors as a
> > guard against Mr. Murphy, but sometimes that is impossible.
> Gene,
> The adapter is of no use to avoid the impedance "bump".   It would be
> the same thing as using a 259 to begin with, and forget the adapter.
> I'll say it again, Changing  to an "N" on the radio is "gilding the
> lily",  but for max performance saving every fraction of a db is
> heading in the right direction...

Yup.  I'm in the process of changing all my radios to N's.  I'm sure I'll
get weird stares when people see an N-ended IC-703  HF rig...

--STeve Andre'
wb8wsf  en82

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