[amsat-bb] Re: Bulkhead Connectors
dguimon1 at san.rr.com
Fri Jun 29 15:01:33 PDT 2007
> I thought I would ask the list about their experience
> withbulkhead coax feed-throughs. I'm running coax into my shack
> and thewalls are made of 2" x 6" construction. _
In my opinion they are a pain! I entertained the thought 35 years
ago, and quickly discarded it!!
I use thin wall pvc large enough to accommodate the "N" fittings that
I use on ALL my antennas.
I use a piece long enough to go thru the wall, angled a few degrees
down to keep out drip water, and project an inch inside and about two
inches outside...Now if I want to change the coax going thru a
particular hole, I simply slide it out and insert the
replacement...Takes minutes, no additional connectors, no additional
loss other than a short drip loop, costs pennies...and I use them for
other cables to the outside...
I now have20 holes in my wall to the outside, I can move gear around
at will....I plug the holes here with a small piece of cloth to keep
out the moisture and the bugs....15 holes or so always have a length
of coax going thru it, sometimes more!! Yes, I have a farm (antenna)...
I know about where you live, and you may need a plug of insulation in
73, Dave wb6llo at amsat.org
Disagree: I learn....
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