[time-nuts] GPS antenna installation problem

Richard W. Solomon w1ksz at earthlink.net
Mon Mar 2 04:52:20 UTC 2009

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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