[time-nuts] Two pieces of old General Radio Freq. Nuts
djl at montana.com
Sun May 28 00:21:24 EDT 2017
Yep, GR once made the best. The GR connector had at least three things
going; as noted hermaphroditic. No need for several sexes. Second, they
are seamless 50 ohms, very very small reflections at the connection.
Third, banana plugs (also a GR idea, I think) fit in the center "post"
of the connector without wrecking anything. GR also made an
hermaphroditic connector good to several GHz before passing into legend.
On 2017-05-27 05:01, Bob kb8tq wrote:
>> On May 26, 2017, at 11:21 PM, Gary Woods <garygarlic at earthlink.net>
>> On Mon, 22 May 2017 05:59:59 -0700, you wrote:
>>> Near Portland Oregon
>> Neat stuff...did anybody but GR use those hermaphrodite connectors?
> At one time, GR was pretty much the only source for a wide range of RF
> and microwave test gear. Anything that was going to work with that gear
> may have come with the GR connectors. That includes stuff like
> cables, and other bits of “lab clutter”. When you checked the box for
> GR connectors, the price went up quite a bit. That made the gizmos with
> the connectors on them a bit more rare than they otherwise would be.
>> I have
>> an adapter for them that came with a wide-band amplifier; "delay line"
>> type, with a whole row of, I think, 6AK5s in it.
>> Gary Woods AKA K2AHC- PGP key on request, or at
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