> Any "warm" coax in the shack is problematic.
> It's a symptom of some
> resistance to ground within
> the feedline system and that's not good.
> That means some of your power is
> being dissipated inside the shack,
> instead of making its way to the antenna.
I have been waiting for someone to bring up the
If you use them for VHF or UHF or more than 100
watts you would be ill advised to not solder
properly through ALL 4 holes.
I have been making them up for over 38 years
and I use a Weller GT7 gun or a pencil point
You must make the solder `in there' flow,
pre tinning the braid first is a gud thing.
I have gotten much flames about using a torch,
but I have developed the skills to do it well,
without cooking the connector or coax. YMMV :)
I have bought much at hamfests and most PL-259's
that came on cables etc. were poorly to badly made,
few (or none) were done properly.
73 (= Best Regards) de: Ron firstname.lastname@example.org SENT Time and Date are UTC
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