I've looked for such
a tool over the years and have never found one.
It's probably because the connector manufacturers
don't really want us countering the torque with
the relatively fragile bayonet tabs. That, of course,
has never stopped me from doing so.
of the time I just slide mating connector over the
panel mount side of the BNC and the knurl on the
mating connector is good enough to crank the mounting
nut nice and tight.
When I worked for a company
that did satellite earth equipment racks, I took
a deep socket (I think it was for a 3/8" hex head)
and used a Dremel motor tool with a cutoff wheel
to cut opposing notches across the flats (round
the edges a bit to keep from marring the bayonets).
That allowed easy installation even in tightly spaced
panels. You can use either a 1/4" or 3/8" drive
socket shaft for it, but I the smaller 1/4" drive
socket is easier to modify since it's thinner. Try
to find a cheap socket that's made of junkier metal,
too, since something like a Snap On or Craftsman
will be harder.
Hmmm.... maybe I should set
up a manufacturing afcility in my basement to make
- Kirt Blattenberger
RF Cafe Progenitor & Webmaster