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[aprssig] 12V wiring ideas

Eric Lorenz K9LGE k9lge at emlorenz.com
Sat Oct 29 23:18:41 UTC 2011


Well Scott, that what makes this so great...that everyone is free to use
what they want. You don't trust pp's ...you don't have to use them. Many
hams do, though...and continue to use them. Lots of ARES/RACES groups, etc.

I can walk into a situation where there is a mix of equipment from multiple
people, and know that I will be able to interface my equipment with theirs.
We use nothing but PP's in our Red Cross comm trailer...makes swapping gear
in and out real easy.

But you are right...the right tools are a must. For awhile I tried to 'get
by ' with a cheap crimp tool. Finally spent the $ on a West Mountain real
crimper. Made a lot of difference. Folks, if you are going to use PP's
...either spend the $ on the right tools, or find a friend that you can
borrow one from. A good crimp done right the first time will save you a lot
of headache down the road.

Eric K9LGE

Eric Lorenz
Communications Trailer Coordinator
American Red Cross- Chicagoland Region
Disaster Services Technology
On Oct 29, 2011 5:07 PM, "KBØNLY" <kb0nly at mchsi.com> wrote:

> That’s always the excuse PP lovers use... But these were properly
> assembled, using the tool sold for them and insured that they are clicked
> together, etc.
>
> I wouldn't trust them...  Last thing I need in an emergency is trying to
> fix some gimick connector that everyone thinks is great.
>
> 73,
>
> Scott KBØNLY
>
>
> -----Original Message----- From: Bob Bruninga
> Sent: Saturday, October 29, 2011 1:56 PM
> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] 12V wiring ideas
>
>  I have seen PP's come apart many times with
>> no tension on the wires.  So I know its possible.
>>
>
> Sure if the PP is not assembled right in the first place.  Anything not
> properly installed cannot be expected to work right.
>
> If the PP contact is properly slid all the way in to where it hooks over
> the steel spring clip, then (and only then) will it be in the correct
> position and will properly do its job.  Sometimes people do not do that last
> little click and forget to look carefully to assure it is seated.
>
> I use them all the time, and they never come apart.
>
> Bob
>
>
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