- Stainless steel N connector.
Re: Stainless steel N connector.
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Funny you should mention gold plated N. I have a couple of gold plated N plugs with RG316 size entry, I expect they are literally like the proverbial ? been sitting in my drawer for years, reluctant to use them !
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From: John E. Beech
23 October 2020 10:02
Re: [UKMicrowaves] Stainless steel N connector.
Gold plated ones any good? ( Probably make the aluminium corrode even faster.)
de John G8SEQ
> -------Original Message-------
> From: Dr. David Kirkby, Kirkby Microwave Ltd <drkirkby@...>
> To: UKMicrowaves@groups.io <UKMicrowaves@groups.io>
> Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] Stainless steel N connector.
> Sent: Oct 22 '20 18:39
> On Thu, 22 Oct 2020 at 18:24, Richard GD8EXI <perwick@...> wrote:
> > Stainless Steel is a particularly bad conductor of electricity, 40
> > times worse than copper, 10 times worse than Nickel and only 1.7
> > times better than nichrom, as used in resistance wire! So I doubt
> > you will find Stainless steel N type plugs.
> > I use nickel plated N Types on boats with good results but not
> > mounted on aluminium.
> > Some jointing compounds e.g. Duralac create an open circuit across
> > the joint however Bicon should be fine.
> > 73s
> > Richard
> > GD8EXI
> Stainless steel RF connectors are quite common.
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