Now Offering Plenum Cable

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Now Offering Plenum Cable

We are pleased to announce a new addition to our Cable Assembly product line: Plenum Cable.

We are now offering two new types of air dielectric Plenum Cable: half inch, ETL, CMP, aluminum shielded corrugated-cable, and half inch, ETL, CMP, copper shielded corrugated cable. These types of cable are perfect for ERRCS or public safety DAS and cellular DAS systems. These cables are a great addition to our growing line of Cable Assembly and DAS focused products.

Both cables can be ordered in white, red, and blue. Immediate cable is available to ship in both aluminum shielded white, red, and blue and copper shielded blue. Both the aluminum and copper shielded cables are currently available in 500- and 1000-foot spools. Smaller lengths are available upon request.

When combined with Gamma low PIM low loss connectors, integrators can achieve excellent results with DTF Return Loss testing lower than -31 and PIM testing results lower than -165.

Aluminum-Shielded Coaxial Air-Core Cable

The high performance and low attenuation of this coaxial cable allows it to be used in  a wide range of mobile applications, like 3G, 4G, indoor distribution, broadcast, various base stations, wireless cellular, and others.
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Copper-Shielded Coaxial Air-Core Cable

 

The Copper shielded Coaxial Cable has a wide range of applications, such as indoor distribution, broadcast, various base stations, wireless cellular, and others. This leads to a lower VSWR, perfect shielding effectiveness, and extraordinary PIM performance leading to less loss and interference.

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Our Plenum Cable is available now.  You can find out more about both types of plenum cable by clicking here.

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Other New DAS Related Products

Along side our Plenum Cable we have more DAS products to pair all together. Such as, RG-142 Jumpers, RF Compression Connectors, Multi-Cable Stripping Tool, and our weatherproofing products. Learn all about our DAS Products in this blog post.

RF Compression Connectors

As part of our growing DAS product line, we also recently released our RF Compression Connectors.  These connectors are available in 4.3-10 and Type N, (both male and female) with VSWR tests coming in under 1.15, Return Loss less than -23, and PIM below -155 dBc. Our RF Compression Connectors work with  our own coaxial cable, CommScope cables, (both aluminum and copper), as well as RadioFrequency System (RFS) cables.

Multi-Cable Stripping Tool assembled

Furthermore, our connectors are easy to install once the cable is stripped.  Simply slide the provided o-ring into the third corrugation “valley” of the stripped cable, after which you can slide the lower half of the connector over the o-ring and onto the cable. Lastly, attach the other half of the connector, and torque it tight. To buy our RF Compression Connectors, click here.

RG142 Coaxial Cable

The RG142 Coaxial Cable is a 50 ohm, cable built with a braided shield to allow flexibility, making it perfect for tight-area installations. The standard lengths are from 18 and 36 inches. Available in Type N connectors from N male to N male and N female to N male.

Purchase our RG142 Coaxial Cable here!

 
RG142 Coaxial Cable
RG142 Coaxial Cable - Type N Male to Type N Male

Type N Male to Type N Male

RG142 Coaxial Cable - Type N Male to Type N Female

Type N Male to Type N Female

Multi-Cable Stripping Tool

Multi-Cable Stripping Tool

Our Multi-Cable Stripping Tool can strip CommScope, RFS, or Gamma coaxial cables with ease.  It’s a revolutionary tool that comes with 3 bushings, each sized to work with different types of cables.  You can quickly swap out the bushings and be using the same tool on a different cable in seconds.

The Multi-Cable Stripping Tool also has a built-in stopping point, meaning the tool will only strip to a certain length on the cable, so you never strip more cable than you need.

The Multi-Cable Stripping Tool comes with the 3 different sized bushings, 2 allen wrenches, 1 dental pick (for finesse cleaning of stripped cables), a cutting tool, and a carrying pouch. To purchase our Multi-cable stripping tool, click here!

Match the Cable to the Bushing

Cable Brand (Type, Shield Material)

Part Number

Bushing

RFS (Plenum, Copper)

RFSICA12-50JPL

650

Commscope (Plenum, Copper)

HL4RPV-50

620

Commscope (Plenum, Aluminum)

AL4RPV-50

630

Gamma (Plenum, Copper)

PLN-CU-50

650

Gamma (Plenum, Aluminum)

PLN-AL-50

650

Gamma (Annular, Copper)

STF50-LSZH-1/2

630

Commscope (Annular, Copper)

LDF4-50A

630

All of the above products are available now.  Learn more about these products by visiting our DAS page, where you can also see our Multi-Cable Stripping Tool in use on different types of Plenum Cables.

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2022 Wrap Up

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2022 Wrap Up

The holiday season is upon us, once again, which means it’s time for the Gamma Electronics’ yearly “Wrap-up.”  We have much to be grateful for this year, (as we do every year), and before going any further, I want to make sure we thank our customers and partners.  We love working with each of you and look forward to building on our working-relationships well into the future.  Thank you for your continued support.

We also like to spend a bit of time each holiday season looking back at all that has transpired in the past year.  2022 had its share of news that is worthy of reflecting upon.

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from Gamma Electronics

New Products

In 2022 we released several exciting, new products.  We have continued our quest to provide quality weatherproofing for coaxial cables and connections of all sizes, and early in 2022 we released Weatherproof Boots for LMR195 coaxial cables, in addition to Weatherproof Boots and Cold Shrink Tubing that work with SMA connections.  We continue to find ways to weatherproof even the smallest coax connections up to IP68 standards, (and often higher).

Beyond Coaxial Weatherproofing, in 2022 we introduced our first products specific to the DAS, (Distributed Antenna Systems), market.  This past summer we released our revolutionary, Multi-Cable Stripping Tool, which makes it possible to strip multiple types of cable, (including CommScope and RFS), with a single tool.  We also introduced RF Compression Connectors alongside the Multi-Cable Stripping Tool, as these connectors will also work with multiple types of cables. These two new products have made it easier than ever for contractors to work with coaxial cables from different manufacturers, while improving efficiency and reducing costs.

New Training Content

In addition to new products, we also continue to provide content designed to help answer questions and assist our customers in achieving the best possible experience with Gamma products.  This past year we released content about using heat shrink tubing, heat shrink tape, cold shrink tubing, and how to weatherproof coaxial connections.  We also tried to tackle difficult questions about wildfire safety and heat shrink tubing.

The goal for our team at Gamma Electronics’ is not to just make great products but is also to provide content that will help our customers and partners feel confident not just in our products, but in how to correctly use our products to ensure best results.  Please feel free to let us know in the comments below if there is content we can provide that will help you better understand our products and/or how to use them.

2022 Holiday Hours

As a quick sidenote for the 2022 Holiday Season, our offices will be closed the week of December 26 through December 30, with our team returning to the office on January 2, 2023.    Being that our office is closed on weekends, we ask that if you need anything from our team before the end of the year, please make sure to reach out to the appropriate Gamma contact before Friday, December 23.

Looking Ahead to 2023

While 2022 kept us plenty busy we are even more excited for all that 2023 will bring.  As mentioned previously, we have only begun building out our DAS product line, and we will have exciting updates for this product line to come in early 2023.  But while we’re excited about our DAS lineup, that is not all that we have planned for 2023.  So please, keep a lookout in your inbox, on our blog, or on social media for updates in the months to come.

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays

To “wrap things up,” I would like to again say thank you on behalf of the entire Gamma Electronics team.  We know that you have choices available to you in who you do business with, and we are grateful every time you choose to work with us.  Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the Gamma Electronics team.

Best Wishes,

Cameron Lanier

Director of Marketing and Media Communications

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Introducing the Multi-Cable Stripping Tool

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Introducing the Multi-Cable Stripping Tool

We are pleased to announce a new addition to our Cable Assembly product line: the Multi-Cable Stripping Tool.

The Multi-Cable Stripping Tool is a unique new product that makes it possible to strip multiple types of coaxial cable, even cable from different manufacturers, with a single tool.  We have purposefully released the Multi-Cable Stripping Tool alongside some additional products, our new RF Compression Connectors, which are designed to be installed on coaxial cables following the cable stripping process, (click here for more information about our RF Compression Connectors).

Introducing the Multi-Cable Stripping Tool

Multi-Cable Stripping Tool Introduction Video

As the name states, our Multi-Cable Stripping Tool is capable of stripping multiple types of cables, including air and foam dielectric cables, as well as cables from different manufacturers.  This is made possible by the different bushings that can be interchanged on the bottom of the tool.  Each bushing is designed to help cables entering the tool perfectly align so that they are stripped correctly.

The Multi-Cable Stripping Tool comes with 3 bushings.  Want to strip a CommScope copper shielded cable?  Use the 620 bushing.  CommScope Aluminum Cable?  Use the 630 bushing.  RFS Copper Shielded Cable?  Use the 650 bushing.  The number on each bushing references a size, (in millimeters), that ensures different types of cables line up correctly once inserted into the stripping tool.

Multi-Cable Stripping Tool assembled

The bushings can be easily interchanged with one another, as there is a simple screw towards the bottom of the Multi-Cable Stripping Tool that, once loosened, will release the bushing.  Once the desired bushing is put in place, you simply tighten the screw once more to secure the bushing into place.

Our Multi-Cable Stripping Tool also features a stopping point, meaning the tool will not continue to strip once it has stripped the necessary amount.  It is possible for the tool to continue to spin, but because of the built-in stopping point, it will not continue to cut/strip the cable.

The tool can be used by hand via the T-Handle, or the T-Handle can be detached, allowing the Multi-Cable Stripping Tool to be directly inserted into a drill.

Multi-Cable Stripping Tool in Pieces
Multi-Cable Stripping Tool on Drill

Multi-Cable Stripping Tool – Key Features Video

The Multi-Cable Stripping Tool comes with the 3 different sized bushings, 2 allen wrenches, 1 dental pick (for finesse cleaning of stripped cables), a cutting tool, and a carrying pouch.

Multi-Cable Stripping Tool - Complete Package

Multi-Cable Stripping Tool

The Multi-Cable Stripping Tool is available now, and you can find out more Information about the tool and accessories here, or by clicking on a button below.  You can also learn more about the recently released RF Compression Connectors, by clicking here.

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Introducing RF Compression Connectors

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Introducing RF Compression Connectors

We are pleased to announce some new additions to our Cable Assembly product line; RF Compression Connectors.  The connectors are made for coaxial cables and are available in 4.3-10 and Type N, (both male and female).  These RF Compression Connectors have been purposefully released alongside another new product, our Multi-Cable Stripping Tool, (which you can learn more about here).

Introducing RF Compression Connectors

See the RF Compression Connectors Being Installed

As the name states, these connectors are installed by means of compression and can be quickly and easily installed in the field, (if necessary).  The connectors are installed in a few, simple steps.  After stripping the cable, take the provided o-ring and slide it into the third “valley,” or corrugation of exposed cable. Then, slide the lower half of the connector over the o-ring and onto the cable.  Attach the other half of the connector, and torque it tight.

RF Compression Connectors

Our RF Compression Connectors have excellent test results, with VSWR less than 1.2 and Return Loss less at -21 dB.  The connectors are available in 4.3-10 and Type N variations, both male and female.

RF Compression Connectors Compatibility

Perhaps the most impressive feature of these new connectors, is their wide compatibility.  Our RF Compression Connectors work with CommScope cables, both aluminum and copper, as well as Radio Frequency System (RFS) cables, in addition to our own.

You can see the compatibility specifics in the table below.

RF Compression Connectors Compatibility

Cable Brand

Part Number

Commscope (Copper Shielded)

HL4RPV-50

Commscope (Aluminum Shielded)

AL4RPV-50

Radio Frequency Systems (Aluminum Shielded)

ICA12-50JPLLW

Radio Frequency Systems (Copper Shielded)

RFSICA12-50JPL

Gamma Electronics

PLN-CU-50

Gamma Electronics

PLN-AL-50

Gamma Electronics

STF50-LSZH-1/2

Commscope

LDF4-50A

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RF Compression Connectors

Our new, RF Compression Connectors are available now.  You can learn more about them here, or by clicking on a button below.  You can also learn more about our new Multi-Cable Stripping Tool, which makes it possible to strip multiple coaxial cable types with a single tool, by clicking here.

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Gamma Electronics and Alliance Corporation Announce Distribution Partnership

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Gamma Electronics and Alliance Corporation Announce Distribution Partnership

Gamma Electronics' and Alliance Communications Announce Partnership

We are pleased to announce that Alliance Corporation has agreed to become a distributor of Gamma Electronics’ products.  Headquartered out of Ontario, Canada but with locations in Alberta, Canada as well as Texas and New Jersey, our partnership with Alliance will make our products more accessible to customers across North America.

In business since 1993, Alliance Corporation, (often referred to as “Alliance Communications” or simply “Alliance”), has become a leader in providing solutions for the wireless industry, providing broadband, DAS, wirelines, and wireless infrastructure solutions.  Alliance distributes equipment to some of the continent’s largest telecom providers, as well as OEM’s, resellers, and contractors.

Alliance Corporation is now carrying Gamma’s RF Weatherproofing line of products, including our AT&T approved Cold Shrink, Slide Locks, and more, (click here to see all of our AT&T approved products).

To see what Gamma Electronics’ products are already available to purchase through Alliance, click here.  To get in touch with an Alliance representative regarding Gamma Electronics’ products, click here.

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Gamma Electronics’ 2021 Wrap Up

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Gamma Electronics’ 2021 Wrap Up

With the holiday season now upon us we wanted to take a moment and wish you the happiest and healthiest of holidays!  As we do every year, we like to take a step back around this time and reflect on the year that we will soon leave behind us.

Without a doubt, 2021 will be remembered as a unique year.  All of us have had to make adjustments in how we work and how we live and I’m sure you’ll agree that we all hope that these adjustments will make us better and healthier going forward.  Here at Gamma Electronics, we are pleased with what we’ve accomplished in 2021 while simultaneously feeling excited and optimistic about 2022, and the future in general.

Below we have highlighted some of the news from 2021 as well as some things we are looking forward to in the future.

Highlights from 2021

New Products for 2021

We released some exciting new products this year, most notably our Rugged, Ultra Low Loss Coaxial Cables and our RF Suppressor Boots.  In addition to these products we also made new options available for our Custom, RF Coaxial Cable Assemblies, and we added new variations to some of our most popular RF Weatherproofing products.  You can learn more about these product releases and updates by clicking on the images/links below.

Rugged, Ultra Low Loss Cables
RF Suppressor Boots
Clear Cold Shrink
2.2-5 Weatherproof Boots

10 New AT&T Product Approvals

AT&T Approved 10 More Gamma Electronics Products

During 2021 we were fortunate to further our relationship with AT&T as they approved and issued CEQ numbers for 10 more of our products.  AT&T continues to utilize Gamma Electronics as their go-to for RF tower weatherproofing products, having approved 5 additional models of Gamma cold shrink in 2021 alone.  Beyond weatherproofing however, we have been fortunate to have our 5G/Small Cell Adapter Kit approved by AT&T as well.  You can learn more about each of these approvals and products by clicking on the image/link below.

AT&T Approves Gamma Clear Cold Shrink
Gamma Adapter Kit Approved by AT&T

Gamma’s Next Chapter

In recent months we have promoted several individuals to better meet the needs of our growing company.  As an organization we are thrilled, as we have been able to promote individuals within our own ranks, helping these individuals better realize their own potential while helping Gamma Electronics reach greater heights.  Beyond on what it means for us internally however, we’re very excited as these changes will allow us to better meet the needs of our customers.

Peter Weyhreter

Vice President of Sales & Operations

Peter has been with Gamma since its inception, and had spent more than a decade as Gamma’s National Sales Manager.  As Gamma’s longest tenured employee Peter has also worked extensively with our operations teams and he will now over oversee both Sales & Operations from a more macro level.

Nathan Street

National Sales Manager

Nathan has spent over 20 years in various sales and management roles and has spent close to 2 years with us here at Gamma Electronics as a Regional Account Manager. In his new role as the National Sales Manager, Nathan will oversee our sales team while further fostering relationships with our distributors and resellers.

Lisa Schlaeg

Production & Logistics Manager

Lisa has been with Gamma Electronics for more than 6 years, serving in production/operations, sales, and customer service roles.  Given her wealth of experience, Lisa’s promotion to the Production & Logistics manager was a natural next step for both her and for Gamma Electronics.

Bella

Gamma Brand Ambassador

Bella has been with Gamma Electronics for 6 plus years, or nearly half of her lifetime.  In her time with Gamma she has epitomized what it means to be a good listener and she exemplifies discipline, by not barking while people are on the phone and always going outdoors to use the restroom.  Frankly, Bella’s promotion was long overdue.

In addition to the changes taking place at our organization, we also have new products that we are preparing for release in early 2022.  So make sure to sign up for our newsletter and to follow our blog to stay in the know!

Thank You

Most importantly, we want to take a moment to thank our customers and partners for your continued support.  Our goal is to earn the trust of our customers and partners by providing top notch products alongside top notch service.  We’re gratfeul that so many of you have come to trust Gamma Electronics’ products over the years, and our hope is to build upon that trust in the years to come.

If you’re not already a Gamma love customer we would to have the opportunity to showcase the quality of our products and service.  Please take advantage of our 3 for Free promotion, in which we offer 3 of our RF Weatherproofing products to you, for free, (through the end of the month/year).  Click on the button below to take advantage of this limited time offer.

On behalf of the entire Gamma Electronics team please allow me to say thank you once more and we sincerely hope you have the happiest and healthiest holiday season.

Warmest Wishes,

Cameron Lanier
Director of Marketing and Media Communications

Happy Holidays from Gamma Electronics

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