Well, if I did, then it's been placed into quarantine now.   :)   The
current jumper is 50 ohm, and it's working fine.    I was just assuaging my
curiosity and wondering aloud if BNC connectors have that much variation.
The private and public comments I've gotten seem to say that this is the

Thanks for writing.

On Mon, Feb 19, 2018 at 12:28 PM, Ken G Kopp <kengk...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Rich ...
> Any chance you have one or more 72 ohm BNC connectors and/or adapters?
> They -are- different than 50 ohm ones.
> 73!
> Ken Kopp - K0PP
> On Feb 19, 2018 09:55, "rich hurd WC3T r...@wc3t.us [KX3]" <
> kx3-nore...@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I had an oddity with hooking an antenna to the BNC connector on my KX3
>> that happened enough times to be chalked up to something other than random
>> chance.    Looking for opinions on whether my solution aligned to your
>> experience(s).
>> I have a complete station - a KX3, a PX3, and a KXPA100.   The KXPA100 is
>> connected via a Cables On Demand connector with a PL259 on one end and a
>> BNC connector on the other end.  All other interface cables are Elecraft
>> standard.
>> This is NOT the first BNC connector that I've used.  Prior to this last
>> acquisition I had a couple of other BNC to PL259 jumpers that I was using,
>> and the usual smattering of connectors and adapters in the junque box..
>> No matter which one I used, If I removed the BNC connector from the rig
>> (maybe to go portable, for example, or the last time it was because I
>> installed Eneloop Pro batteries to the internal battery holders) I would
>> put everything back together, and then would have severe - almost
>> debilitating - signal attenuation when I got the rig fired up.   If I
>> twisted and spun the BNC connector on the jack, it would improve, and then
>> get bad again more often than not.   It could take up to 20 minutes to get
>> everything "dialed in" so that the signal was appearing again. God help me
>> if I accidentally moved something after that.  And of course, while all
>> this was happening the ATU was having fits, with 99:1 SWR readings and the
>> amp was going offline; all kinds of weirdnesses.   After things calmed
>> down. the ATU behaved itself, the amp stopped being pouty, and all was then
>> good.
>> Thankfully, now that I have the Cables On Demand product, things seem to
>> have quieted down - although I still don't disconnect without provocation.
>> :)   Though I'm desperately afraid of when I start to go mobile after
>> the snow melts and the weather gets nice again.   :)    Hope I can get my
>> IC706 fixed and back in service as my base station before that occurs.
>> My question was going to be in desperation more than anything else if
>> this last cable didn't work, but thankfully, that's been the only cable
>> vendor that I trust for any of my specialized cables and they haven't
>> failed me even with this one.
>> Are BNC connectors that finicky?   Is it possible that I just had a bad
>> batch of low quality jumpers?   I'm just wondering if anyone else has had
>> excessive fiddling with their BNC connections.
>> ---
>> 72,
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