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Old 05-22-2020, 06:49 PM
Scott Hersha Scott Hersha is offline
 
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I don’t know how many people have had this problem, maybe I’m the only one, but I have several male BNC connectors that I can’t use because I’ve buggered up the gold plated center pin that goes on the business end of the RG(whatever) coax cable to be connected to your antenna, or your radio. I asked Stein about it a few years ago, but he didn’t have any center pins for sale, and didn’t know where to get any. Well, I’m sure Stein has found a source for those by now, but they are a pretty low cost item, so may not ever be available on his website. I recently found a source, so if any of you, like me, have some male BNC’s that are in need of a center pin - here they are. They are identical to the Amphenol pins included with their male BNC connector kits, and they cost just $3.22 for a 10 pack of these pins. I bought 2 packs so I have some extras for guys at my airport. Showmecables.com....

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...9bb0ce40_m.jpg

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Old 05-22-2020, 09:34 PM
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Scott?thanks for the link. I also have a number of the connectors and need only pins. Sure wish I?d had this source when I was building.
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Old 05-23-2020, 07:50 AM
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I don?t know how many people have had this problem, maybe I?m the only one, but I have several male BNC connectors that I can?t use because I?ve buggered up the gold plated center pin that goes on the business end of the RG(whatever) coax cable to be connected to your antenna, or your radio. I asked Stein about it a few years ago, but he didn?t have any center pins for sale, and didn?t know where to get any. Well, I?m sure Stein has found a source for those by now, but they are a pretty low cost item, so may not ever be available on his website. I recently found a source, so if any of you, like me, have some male BNC?s that are in need of a center pin - here they are. They are identical to the Amphenol pins included with their male BNC connector kits, and they cost just $3.22 for a 10 pack of these pins. I bought 2 packs so I have some extras for guys at my airport. Showmecables.com....

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...9bb0ce40_m.jpg

Picture doesn?t appear very clear. If you need a better picture, let me know and I?ll email it to you. Or you can just take a look on their website.
I would consider this post as one of those true "gold mine" posts... A post where a hugely helpful gold nugget of information is made easily available for the rest of us. Thank you!
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Old 05-23-2020, 11:18 AM
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I usually have a few of these (& proper crimp tool) on the shelf for fixing or fabricating coax runs. Comes with housing & crimp ring too as I have yet to salvage a reusable B&C connector.
https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catal...?clickkey=9754
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Old 05-23-2020, 06:40 PM
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Yep, me too. I have several of these. They come with the center pin, but the first part to be crimped is the pin, and if you goof that up (which I have done, way more than once and I have the correct crimper), you end up with a new BNC connector with no pin, hence the purchase of extra pins. A 32 cent pins keeps me from throwing away a 3 dollar connector. Not a huge boondoggle, but I hate to ditch a perfectly good connector because I don?t have the tiny part that makes it work.
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Old 05-24-2020, 09:30 AM
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Yup, I think the same way. Thanks for the link. I've got some on the way.
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