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Apr 22, 2015 learning electronics coax phys-332

Students demonstrate how to strip a coaxial cable and crimp male BNC connectors on its ends in PHYS-332 - Experimental Modern Physics, 2015, spring.

It took me a while to find a 3-blade coax stripper with adjustable blades and proper distances between blades. I ended up buying one from TerraWave, which has all important parameters written on their web page. It is easy to find similar ones on amazon. However, you probably need to dig out those important parameters by asking questions on amazon. It took the student a while to adjust the cutting depths of all three blade to the dimensions of LMR-195. Once it was adjusted, it was very easy to strip the cable for a BNC connector.


Blogs on physics research and educational activities of Jing LIU, an assistant professor in physics at the University of South Dakota. He is an experimental physicist developing novel particle detectors for astroparticle physics and civil use.