Re: -- finally....


Michael <michael.setaazul@...>
 

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From: "terribly wet"

Aluminum Shield so you gotta 'crimp' for connectors vs. soldering.

Aluminum oxidizes. grrrr Probably copper (center conductor) in the copper shortage is copper plated
steel. (?)

Crimping. I don't wanna pay $100 for a crimping tool. Anybody locate a cheap one that is
semi-reliable ?

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Solutions Ive found satisfactory :-

1. saw a coax-plug in half and use its crimp end; seal with varnish or similar to prevent corrosion
problems.
2. wrap tinned solid wire round the alu shield, lightly (sic!) solder, seal.
3. buy a crimp-tool - but still seal.

Michael UK

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