For many builders, it is mystery time when it comes to making the
that connect the aircraft's antennas to communication radios, ELT, and transponders. A common course of action is to either select a
from a catalog - or have the cables
for a good price by an avionics supplier.
This week's Tip explores the process of choosing between the
RG-58 and RG-400
and how these products differ. An anatomy of the cable is displayed to help contrast the cable variations.
Then, the method of preparing the cable for termination with
is demonstrated. Using a simple tool, the challenging procedure of
stripping the cable
correctly is made extremely simple! Finally, the BNC connector of choice is crimped onto the cable end. The proper tools for crimping are demonstrated and "where to buy" is discussed.
You can really make your own coaxial cables!
Watch and decide for yourself!