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Window and right angle connector questions.
« on: August 14, 2017, 12:21:25 PM »
Ok one more novice question, since i finally bought me a crimper and i have started assembling a stock of connectors, not only for building the few cables that I need, but having some extras for just in case. here goes....

what do you think of those connectors that are right angle (rg58 and Rg174 size).
I kinda like the one I have, it allows for some flex/tension relief, and i can reuse it (with new crimp sleeves)

the window ones are kinda the same thing

and BTW, I have also bothered the group with the clamp on ones some time ago. kinda want to have some for "in the field" assembly*

So....are there serious performance reasons NOT to use them?

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Since them i carry spares and two soldering irons (12V and 220V) in the car.

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Re: Window and right angle connector questions.
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2017, 03:40:19 PM »
I use 90 degree fittings extensively to avoid bending coax in tight places.  Not familiar with "through the window" fittings.
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Re: Window and right angle connector questions.
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2017, 07:44:19 PM »
Any connector will have some kind of loss. There is no way around it.

The loss is barely measurable and if you need the right angle connector, then there isn't another option.

I occasionally use them and they work fine.

I say go for it and don't sweat the small stuff.

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Re: Window and right angle connector questions.
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2017, 07:07:53 AM »
I use 90 degree fittings extensively to avoid bending coax in tight places.  Not familiar with "through the window" fittings.

this is one of them
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1pce-Connector-UHF-SO239-female-jack-bulkhead-crimp-RG316-RG174-LMR100-COAXIAL/222098615225?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649
center pi is not removable, but there is a window to solder the coax wire to.

I did not find anyone selling spare center pins, but sleeves are available. So redoing/reusing the window connectors is easy.

yes i am cheap, but as preppers too we should plan ahead for limited resources.

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Re: Window and right angle connector questions.
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2017, 08:06:38 AM »
this is one of them
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1pce-Connector-UHF-SO239-female-jack-bulkhead-crimp-RG316-RG174-LMR100-COAXIAL/222098615225?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649
center pi is not removable, but there is a window to solder the coax wire to.

I did not find anyone selling spare center pins, but sleeves are available. So redoing/reusing the window connectors is easy.

yes i am cheap, but as preppers too we should plan ahead for limited resources.
OK, now I know what it is.  I got lost on "window" fitting term.  Off hand I cannot imagine needing one unless rebuilding a chassis, but it can't hurt to have one or two in the box of oddies on the back shelf, just in case.
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Re: Window and right angle connector questions.
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2017, 08:13:23 AM »
We use crimp connectors at the TV station always. Take your time and be neat and they give no problems. Always use the right crimp tool and they are better than solder IMHO.
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