[amsat-bb] Re: RF Adaptors

Luc Leblanc lucleblanc6 at videotron.ca
Sun Jan 24 01:10:30 PST 2010

On 23 Jan 2010 at 23:08, Mike wrote:

Date sent:      	Sat, 23 Jan 2010 23:08:25 -0500
From:           	Mike <sar911 at bellsouth.net>
Subject:        	[amsat-bb] Re: RF Adaptors
To:             	amsat-bb at amsat.org

> http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trksid=p3984.m38.l1313&_nkw=so-239+to+n&_sa
> cat=See-All-Categories
> Take your pick :)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
> Behalf Of Randy
> Sent: Saturday, January 23, 2010 11:01 PM
> To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Subject: [amsat-bb] RF Adaptors
> Does anyone know where I can get 
> An adaptor that is N-TYPE Male to SO-239 ( FEMALE PL259 ) ??
> Randy - N2CUA

Many of theses adaptor are not made to withstand pressure/push pull twisting from the coaxial cable. I used a lot of them and found the 
barrel was dismantling from the connector body (Cheap workmanship). They also break if you put too much pressure with pliers when you 
tighten them.

The coaxial cable should be attached firmly at least at 7 inches before the connection point and making them in the middle of 2 coaxial  
free floating run of cable is not also a good idea. PL otr N type female to female adaptor are more stronger for that use.

I find some in the used boxes at some hamfest that are made in steel instead of aluminium, you can see they are made stronger as they 
weight more. Those resist more than the usual cheap one.


Luc Leblanc VE2DWE
Skype VE2DWE


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