14861Re: [hex-beam] Tuning the Hex Beam
- Jun 23, 2014
These are the connectors that Mike Traffie uses on his Hexbeams.
Hanford R Wright WA4LZC
From: "Steve Hunt steve@... [hex-beam]"
Sent: Jun 23, 2014 2:28 PM
Subject: Re: [hex-beam] Tuning the Hex Beam
Alternatively, just the inside of a plastic connector bloc:
On 23/06/2014 18:59, John Weisinger ysingers@... [hex-beam] wrote:
> Description of Easy Connector
> I start with a piece of insulating material. That can be plastic or
> just about anything you have or can purchase. I have a supply of scrap
> StarBoard that is used in the boating industry on dashboards and other
> places in the sun. Use a UV resistant material if at all possible.
> I cut the insulating material to 1.25 inches by .75 inches. I am
> using either 1/2 or 5/8th inch thick material. I drill one whole
> through the thickness of the material at one end for the rope to pass
> through. I then drill a small hole (just big enough for the wire to
> pass through easily) from the opposite end back to the rope hole. The
> last hole is drilled from the top of the material between the rope
> hole and opposite end with a small hole that can have a threading tap
> run through it to create threads. I usually use a drill bit size
> smaller than recommended for a 8 X 32 screw. Tap the hole for your
> securing screw and you are done. I have included a photo of one of
> the connectors.
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