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Whose Using RG400 and a Mini Butane Torch

Discussion in 'General CB Services Discussion' started by NightThumper, Jun 29, 2021.

  1. The Howler

    The Howler Active Member

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    Good video! Now I’m going to check this every time I add some coax.
    I purchased my first analyzer a couple months ago, AA-35 Zoom. Got tired of using the cheap SWR/power meters that always give different readings from one unit to the next.
    The analyzer shows a pretty good swr match on my 11 meter Penetrator in my backyard, but when I check the resonance match I get 28.020 From my switch in the shack to the antenna?
    More reading to do.


     
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  2. Rwb

    Rwb Sr. Member

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    sheww ,captain kilowatt do you smell burning skin? i do hahaha.
    i soldered battery lugs in itty bitty batterys for space craft in my early years n we used electric irons on some and others we used a comb n carbon block riser that had a slot to put a copper piece n solder on then lift carbon up to cell ends in the comb n let it cool a few seconds remove n load another n solder away
     
  3. Crawdad

    Crawdad Down in the mud invasive species

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    That's cool stuff Rwb, what spacecraft ??
     
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  4. weatherman

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    Just started using RG400 and made my first jumper the other day. Used amphenol ends and will not go back to anything I have used before. I like the fact that you can solder the reducer right on to the coax shield without melting everything and it will not move on you and have a 100% connection.
     
  5. Slowmover

    Slowmover Elmer

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    Low-bidder

     
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  6. Rwb

    Rwb Sr. Member

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    we did government contracs,never had any clue to what space craft they were for.
    EAGLE PITCHER made many specility batterys for uncle sam. still going too
     
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  7. weatherman

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    Update: Made another section of coax at 17 ft and ran the new coax to antenna(new comp plus predator) back to LP-100A with the 1 ft section down to the radio and SWR is at 1.0/1 at 19 with a large area from below channel 1 to above 40 that is 1.1/1. This is on a 2006 Peterbilt 379. Couldn't be happier.
     
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  8. Dmans

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    RWB,
    I have heard that name before. Do they have any Heavy Equipment interests? It seems I have come across their product in my last 30 years as a Heavy Equipment Mechanic.

    73
    David
     
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  9. Rwb

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    they have other divisions. but started here as eagle lead mining company,then merged with pitcher of oklahoma n started manufacturing batterys.they got thermal insulation division n seems like some heavy equipment has their brand too
     
  10. 928bolo

    928bolo W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    I use RG400 for all of my jumpers. Much easier to use inside the shack and running through walls. Will handle 2.5kw up to 30 MHz.

    I use crimp connectors for everything. Fast and easy.
    For PL259s I use these https://mgs4u.com/product/uhf-male-crimp-connector-for-0-195-inch-od-coax-7505-58/

    For N Connectors I use these. https://mgs4u.com/product/n-male-crimp-connector-for-0-195-inch-od-coax-7305-n-58/

    Also, the Jacket on RG174, RG316, and RG400 is not UV resistant. Don’t use it outside.
     
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  11. Rwb

    Rwb Sr. Member

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    ive had 2 yes 2 crimped 259's to not hold.im back to solder or leave er be unhooked
     
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  12. 928bolo

    928bolo W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    The crimp connectors have to be the proper size for the coax you are using and the die used in the crimp tool must be the correct size for the connector.
     
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  13. Rwb

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    they are.
     
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