[amsat-bb] Re: Right Angle BNC adapters

John Marranca, Jr jmarranca at bnsystems.com
Sat Nov 3 14:32:38 PST 2007


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.


On 11/3/07, Franklin Antonio <antonio at 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

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