[amsat-bb] OT Re: Re: Right Angle BNC adapters
Glenn Little WB4UIV
glennmaillist at bellsouth.net
Sat Nov 3 16:52:50 PST 2007
Alaska time is either AKST or AKDT (standard time, daylight time). AST is
Atlantic Standard time.
At 06:10 PM 11/03/07, you wrote:
>ONLY If you live in the east, John!
>Up here it's Alaska Standard Time (AST). You get extra points in the
>next contest if you know the time difference between AST and UTC...no
>EST-UTC = -5 hours.
>73 Ed - KL7UW
>At 02:32 PM 11/3/2007, John Marranca, Jr wrote:
> >That's what I have come to wonder! I read that some place before as
> >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 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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>Ed - KL7UW
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