It’s good to remove at least one piece of detritus each trip, left by others on the hills. Usually it’s a plastic bottle or some orange peel. I’ve found hats, gloves, dog collars, lunch boxes and walking poles over the years. I didn’t take much notice of this patch cable when I found it on the forest trail from Binn Corr EI/IW-009 last year. I assumed it was a 3.5mm jack lead and stuffed it in my pocket. I came across it again in my junk box and I’m curious to know what it is - I’m sure it will be obvious to somebody.
It’s 0.5m long, has 5 gold plated pins in each connector. The plugs look very nicely made, steel with locking latch pins released by retracting the outer knurled ring - they seem better than consumer grade. Actually, they would make a nice audio connector for a QRP radio!
Yeah, looks like a LEMO connector alright - never seen one of those before. I found it on a forestry track by Derryclare Lake. No obvious phone mast that I can see on the map. The lake is a fly fishing magnet and there are signs for covert surveillance on the trail, so might be AV related.
It’s almost certainly AV related. I’ve seen them used to synchronise different devices. Someone would have been a bit miffed they left that behind. At least it wasnt a fibre optic one. They run over €1K.