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Re: Quad Shield Connector
To: crtech@crtech.org
Subject: Re: Quad Shield Connector
From: Dan Grimes <dangrimes@sosradio.net>
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2018 10:53:33 -0700
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I come from a TV background so my experience is probably skewed.  But I offer it anyway:

The best F-connectors on the market are made by Canare, in my opinion.  They have a crimp center pin that is superior to using the cable's center conductor.  However, they are expensive, require special tooling, and are generally for indoor use.  I used them for a broadband headend, television news facility and radio RF distribution but not for outside antennas.  I like using Belden 7731 (RG-11) and 1694a (RG-6) with them instead of the quad shield (yes, I use these cables even for RF; great DC characteristics for passing power and good grounding).

But for outdoor antennas, I have been looking for a good product with a center pin. I found these from Amphenol for RG-11 (Belden 7731 and 1618, 1619):

https://www.amphenolrf.com/222195.html

Only problem is they are not weather sealed so I'll have to encapsulate them with something.

I'll look at the Klien or Belden connectors for RG6Q.  I am still looking for a good one for Belden 1694a (I don't want to invest in the Canare tooling at this time), which requires a center pin due to the soft copper center conductor.

-Dan Grimes




On 10/25/2018 9:49 AM, Gullikson, Brian F wrote:

Now that I look closer at your original picture, Steve, I'm wondering – are those connectors in that picture for RG6 or RG11?  They look MUCH thicker than standard or even quad-shield RG6.

 

 

Thanks,

Brian

 

 

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Brian Gullikson, CBRE               98.5 KTIS-FM | Faith 900 KTIS

                                            Life 97.3 KDNW | Faith 90.5 KDNI

Chief Engineer                                     3003 Snelling Ave. North

KTIS, KDNW, KDNI                                       St. Paul, MN  55113

bfgullikson@unwsp.edu                        Phone:  (651) 631-5094

 

From: Gullikson, Brian F <bfgullikson@unwsp.edu>
Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2018 9:20 AM
To: CRTech <crtech@crtech.org>
Subject: RE: [CRTech] Quad Shield Connector

 

The absolute best RG6 connectors I've ever used are branded Klein Tools (photo attached).  They are fast to install, high quality, and work with any standard compression installation tool (not crimp, but compression).  I won't get anything else.  They also have BNC connectors in the same style, as well as options for RG59 as well.

 

Thanks,

Brian

 

 

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Brian Gullikson, CBRE               98.5 KTIS-FM | Faith 900 KTIS

                                            Life 97.3 KDNW | Faith 90.5 KDNI

Chief Engineer                                     3003 Snelling Ave. North

KTIS, KDNW, KDNI                                       St. Paul, MN  55113

bfgullikson@unwsp.edu                        Phone:  (651) 631-5094

 

From: Steve Tuzeneu <stuzeneu@gmail.com>
Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2018 8:31 AM
To: CRTech <crtech@crtech.org>
Subject: [CRTech] Quad Shield Connector

 

Hey Guys:

 

I'm searching the internet for a quad shield connector and can't seem to find it.  The guy that originally purchased it for our organization no longer works here.

 

Anyone have any ideas where I can get this?

Shown in the photo below is the front, back and side view to give you a better idea of what it looks like.  

 

QuadShieldConnector.jpg

Thanks!

--

Steve Tuzeneu,  CBT 

Network Staff Engineer

BBN Radio Network

P.O. Box 7300

Charlotte , NC 28241-7300 

704-523-5555 Extension 138
Member: Society of Broadcast Engineers

G.R.O.L./N1XXE-Extra Class Operator


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