Go Back   Home > Forums > >
Home Forums Rules Articles diyAudio Store Blogs Gallery Wiki Register Donations FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Parts Where to get, and how to make the best bits. PCB's, caps, transformers, etc.

HHHhhhhmmmmmmm. . .   or DYI
HHHhhhhmmmmmmm. . .   or DYI
Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 8th August 2005, 03:51 PM   #1
lgo51 is offline lgo51  United States
diyAudio Member
lgo51's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: MileHigh
Talking HHHhhhhmmmmmmm. . . $99 or DYI

Rewind: Came time to re-wire the the antenna farm - correctly this time. Got me a spool of Belden 7916A, in HOA-friendly white, and tried out the DataShark compression F connectors from da Depot... cost effective and very easy to assemble. Very cool.

FastForward: Time to make a 25' component video cable for the HDTV. Found some Belden 1505F, in brighly colored R,G,B jackets, sold by the foot... this is goodness. Was going to solder on the fairly good gold-plated RCAs, you know the ones from Philmore for about $1.50 ea. BUT, found some compression style RCAs for the RG59 size of the B1505F cable from F-Conn, in gold, and thought I'd give them a try. I did have a compression tool already... or so I thought.

Play: Went to assemble the first connector and it was quite obvious that the $16 tool from da Depot was not going to do this job. A Web search revealedt that the 'right' tool was going to set me back $99 at a minimum. Hhhmmmm, have a pile of connectors that cost less than $20 and need a tool that costs over $100 -- color me disgruntled.

But wait! I just remembered, I DIY . . .

Have fun,
Attached Images
File Type: jpg diycompression.jpg (61.2 KB, 309 views)
  Reply With Quote
Old 8th August 2005, 10:32 PM   #2
Stocker is offline Stocker  United States
diyAudio Member
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Austin
Good work!
Jesus loves you.
  Reply With Quote
Old 9th August 2005, 01:56 AM   #3
Sch3mat1c is offline Sch3mat1c  United States
diyAudio Member
Sch3mat1c's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Send a message via ICQ to Sch3mat1c Send a message via AIM to Sch3mat1c
I don't know what I'm looking at so I'm guessing it's something like this.

Attached Images
File Type: jpg casting_etc31.jpg (14.7 KB, 181 views)
Seven Transistor Labs, LLC
Projects and Resources / Electronic Design and Consultation
  Reply With Quote


HHHhhhhmmmmmmm. . .   or DYIHide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 08:01 PM.

Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Resources saved on this page: MySQL 16.67%
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright ©1999-2018 diyAudio