[time-nuts] RG 6 U couplings

Arnold Tibus arnold.tibus at gmx.de
Sun Dec 6 09:25:39 EST 2015


Hi Bob,

you are correct with the special compression tool.
I did it mention as a 'negative' point.
Yes, the right tool is obligatory, but the dealers
do have normally these in the list with the connectors,
I am using the correct tool of course.

I also 'misused' these connectors for my ZS6BKW-type antenna.
I connected just the shield of a hi Q SAT cable with PE outer
insulation as areal wire - fixation and contacting via these
connectors. No changes and no damages since 2 years
out in sunhine, rain, ice, snow and heavy storms mounted up on
the hill and 10 m above ground --> 100 % mechanical
and electrical test approved as well for such not nominal use!

Arnold, DK2WT
 






Am 06.12.2015 um 13:44 schrieb Bob Camp:
> Hi
>
> I agree 100% with the recommendation of compression connectors and of the 
> CX3 in particular. The only thing I would add is that they require a proper tool
> to “compress” them. I have found that some of the tools are pretty brand specific.
> You may need to match the tool to the connector.
>
> Bob
>
>> On Dec 5, 2015, at 11:38 PM, Arnold Tibus <arnold.tibus at gmx.de> wrote:
>>
>> Hi Bert and the group,
>>
>> I can highly recommend the so called compression F-connectors.
>> There are a lot of brands out, but my personal favorite is the
>> Waterproof CX3 Quickmount
>> from Corning Cabelcon, because they have very good rf and mechanical data.
>> They are not only weatherproof and corrosion resistant (NiTin-alloy), but
>> they are really watertight (tested 8h at 30m) and accept a quite high
>> pull strength of up to typical 480N.
>> The RF shielding and impedance data are also very good.
>>
>> For outside I use successful since years a black polyethylen insulated
>> cable
>> which is really weatherproof and UV resistant and triple shielded with
>> tinned copper
>> braid (I don't like aluminum braid because the low mech. performance).
>>
>> Just for overview information (I have no relation to this company!):
>> http://www.cabelcon.dk/download/CX3Folder_May2012.pdf
>>
>> One may find similar connectors made by other companies.
>>
>> The only 'negative' point is the need of a compression tool.
>>
>> So I think this would be a very good solution for repair and connection
>> in general of RG6 and similar types also for GPS use.
>>
>> Kind regards
>>
>> Arnold, DK2WT
>>
>>
>>
>> Am 05.12.2015 um 21:28 schrieb Bert Kehren via time-nuts:
>>> At my new home the GPS antenna location has turned in to a  challenge.  May 
>>> have to splice RG 6U. Has any one done measurements on  couplings and the 
>>> loss associated with them. Right now I am considering a  female, female 
>>> coupling. Is there a better alternative?
>>> Thanks   Bert Kehren Palm City  Fl.
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