Archive for July, 2017

Most amateur radio operators (hams) know they should weatherproof any coaxial cable connections that are outdoors to prevent moisture entering your coax connectors. However, many hams don’t realize you must also protect lightning protectors if they are mounted where rain, snow or other foul weather may be present. One of the most popular brands of […]


“Wow! I just got another transceiver. I’m gonna need a coax switch. I’ll get a used switch off the web.” Bad idea… Used coax (coaxial) switches come in all conditions. A few will be like new. Others will have burned contacts from surges and arcing, corrosion that can’t be easily removed, worn silver on the […]


Tinned-copper braid has been around for a long, long time. It’s been used in many grounding applications because of its flexibility and ease of soldering. It’s great for grounding radio chassis to radio chassis (DXE-TCB05-RT01) or from your equipment to a single-point ground. Good stuff. (DXE-TCB-050) Copper strap is better than wire because it reduces […]