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tlprice1
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January 20, 2020 2:30 pm  

I have been trying to add some BNC connectors to cables.  The crimp on ones seem to work the best.  What is everyone using?


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AB0L
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January 20, 2020 6:55 pm  

I remember using (and liking) twist-on ones for ARCNET in my youth. Gotta imagine crimp is better though.

While on the subject, does anyone have tools for crimping UHF N-Type? The yagi I'm putting up at the water tower for the W0CFI AllStar link needs an N to 259 cable.

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ECStein
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January 21, 2020 10:31 am  

I always used soldered 259s.  In the rare cases where I needed a BNC, N or even an RCA connector I used an adaptor.  I have one of each adapters in a small box.  Some folks are worried about losses from adapters, however, I saw an article once where 20-25 adapters were connected in series and overall loss was nil!

I just couldn't see stocking a bunch of connectors I did not use much.  But then again....I'm lazy!


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January 21, 2020 7:38 pm  

I do the very same but for an exterior deployment on a tower, minimizing connectors would be best.

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