A good utility knife does the trick, if you're careful.
Keep in mind that RG-213 is not designed for PL-259 connector
use. The od of the shield is somewhat smaller than RG-8, RG-214,etc
and requires some careful work to make the impedance transformation
in a smooth fashion. Also, it tends to make the mechanical strength
of the connector tenuous. A good thick, smooth tinning of the braid is the
only method I have found that will minimize the bump and give good
mechanical stability. I haven't seen anyone else address the RG-213/PL-259
mating so I assume most don't care.
The method of installing PL-259 connectors that is shown in the ARRL
is the way to go. Just take your time and you'll do fine.
73 de KL7HF
> From: Len Schaier <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: [TowerTalk] Stripper for RG 213
> Date: Wednesday, December 03, 1997 3:52 AM
> Hello all,
> I'm going bananas trying to make up good, clean, RG213 - PL239
> A big part of my problem is my "stripping" technique. Can anybody suggest
> good stripper that will do RG213 and where I might be able to buy it.
> Thanks in advance.
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