[amsat-bb] Re: OT Re: Re: Right Angle BNC adapters
kl7uw at acsalaska.net
Sat Nov 3 17:36:29 PST 2007
Funny! May be the formal-legal usage elsewhere but it is never used
when describing the time zone "in print" in Alaska.
So I guess time in New York is NYST...Ha! Half the time when you
give someone our state abbreviation they guess Arkansas?
OK AKST it is. No one in Alaska will know what you mean.
At 04:52 PM 11/3/2007, Glenn Little WB4UIV wrote:
>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 well.AST
>> >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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