below are expandable by
clicking on the picture.
here to view a short video of the Clones gamma match failing under
the stress voltages created at the 1 KW power level. The bottom of
the tube has been cut away to show the inside insulator failure.
white Teflon we use can withstand over 1,000 degree temperatures
while the black plastic will melt at a few hundred degrees. RF
heating of this dielectric material will cause it to melt and short
out the gamma match.
Clone uses a low quality SO-239 connector on the right. Notice the
extremely tight clearances between the center pins hex nut and outer
ground jacket. This causes a prime spot for RF to arc and an
impedance shift. The Dominators standard N connector is made of
silver, gold, and Teflon. N connectors are waterproof due to
internal rubber gaskets on the male connector.
The Nylon spreader brackets are shown in this photo. The Dominators
bracket is formed completely around the four loop support elements.
The Clone bracket on the is just wedged in place.
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