Re: Allegator Clips

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From: Robert Cutter (bcutter@csn.org)
Date: Sun Nov 13 1994 - 13:12:56 EST


On Thu, 10 Nov 1994, Bob Coakley wrote:

> Jeffrey Herman asked about using allegator clips at RF. I've
> attached my antenna via allegator clips 100% of the time for
> the past ten years since I moved to this QTH. The clips are
> cheap steel miniature ones, and I've used them at power levels
> up to 40 or so watts. They have been on both low and high Z
> feedpoints, and nothing exciting (like smoke, sparks, etc) has
> ever happened. In fact, they never even get warm. Last
> weekend I drove about 475 SS qso's through them. I am very
> satisfied with this type of connection. It gives me lots of
> flexibility for changing antennas and antenna tuner configurations.
> They're also cheap.
>
> 73 Bob KX1E
>
I have started using electrician's jam nuts to attach feedline. Not very
expensive and a long stronger connection, I sometimes tug a bit hard on
the feedline, tuner etc.

72, Bob KI0G


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