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    Default DB Products / Commscope DB224/DB420 Parts

    Looking for a source for the following parts:

    018100-001 Ground Clamp
    007057-001 Brass Eyelet
    007063-001 Terminal Lug

    Commscope was no help at all. DB Products used to be helpful when getting these in the past, but Commscope was useless. I may be using the wrong terminology when searching, but the above nomenclature is what is on the old DB Products build sheets. The brass eyelets that I have found are either too short or the diameter is too small. Rebuilding some phasing harnesses and these parts are harder to find this time around.

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    Scott


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    Good luck, Scott. Nobody seems to know how to fix or rebuild anything anymore.
    You likely were in contact with someone just out of college that majored in underwater basket weaving, having no clue of what you were asking for, and probably
    didn't care! Of course, the are always interested in selling you new antennas though.

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    Yep, you are correct. He said they don't have any of them. If they didn't have any, then how are they making their antennas? Sounded like off-shore customer support...

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    Probably was off-shore. I just went round and round wit off-shore customer support with my ISP recently. Had to request escalation to a supervisor. So after being on ignore for just over 40 minutes, someone in the states came on the line and we were able to resolve the issue. Not to kick anyone's nationality, but you can usually tell by
    the accent... Sorry I can't help you with a lead on the parts, but you should be able to come up with substitutes, or at least the clamp and lugs. Might have to fabricate the eyelets yourself.

    Bill

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    Looks like brass 5.56 rounds will do okay for the eyelets if I cut the ends off...lol

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    I've rebuilt dozens of DB folded dipole antennas using nothing but off-the-shelf hardware. Can you post pics of what you need?

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    Gotcha. I reuse the brass sleeves and ground clamps after desoldering and cleaning them, and regular 10/12 gauge ring terminals for the center conductor. I also use Super 88+ 3M tape and ScotchKote to reseal.

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    Same here for reusing, but I am building a couple from scratch and don't have any for the home built ones. I did find that 1/2" copper pipe can be cut with a Dremel and used for mating the three or four sections of coax. I was able to cut new "straps" that look very close to the old Phelps-Dodge phasing harnesses that I've disassembled. I can make a lot of them out of a $5 piece of copper pipe, so Ive got that portion covered.

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    siska for the eyelets.