[time-nuts] GPS antenna installation problem

Bob Martinson REMartinson at rcn.com
Mon Mar 2 02:00:57 EST 2009


Why not juts use Ty-raps as we do in the commercial world  (black ones for
outdoor use)?

72,
Bob, K1REM



-----Original Message-----
From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com]On
Behalf Of Steve Rooke
Sent: Monday, March 02, 2009 1:20 AM
To: Richard W. Solomon; Discussion of precise time and frequency
measurement
Subject: Re: [time-nuts] GPS antenna installation problem


Gaffa tape the cable to the supporting pipe with a small drip loop
into the connector.

2009/3/2 Richard W. Solomon <w1ksz at earthlink.net>:
> One reason why I prefer crimp-on connectors.
>
> 73, Dick, W1KSZ
>
> -----Original Message-----
>>From: Stan W1LE <stanw1le at verizon.net>
>>Sent: Mar 1, 2009 8:56 PM
>>To: Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement
<time-nuts at febo.com>
>>Subject: Re: [time-nuts] GPS antenna installation problem
>>
>>a couple of suggestions:
>>
>>1. Use a captive center pin on the N male connector.
>>for example, Kings Electronics Inc. N male, model # KN-59-176 for RG-214
>>coaxial cable,
>>center pin is solder type and captive, will not move axially. Wrench
>>clamp on the shield.
>>Kings cage = 91836
>>mil spec:  M39012/01-0005
>>
>>a few bucks each
>>
>>2. consider adding a foam in place insulation, inside the plastic pipe
>>to support the coaxial cable.
>>drill a 1/8" hole every few feet and squirt in the aerosol foam till it
>>comes out of the hole.
>>Go for the minimally expanding insulating foam you will find in Home
>>Depot or Lowes.
>>
>>Stan, W1LE    Fn41sr    Cape Cod
>>
>>
>>Hal Murray wrote:
>>>> Two or one tee connectors will allow the cable to exit and reenter. If
>>>> your side arm is using a elbow now replace it with a tee.
>>>>
>>>
>>> Thanks, but I don't picture what you are trying to describe.
>>>
>>> Are you talking about tees and elbows in the pipe or cable?
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
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