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Subject: [TowerTalk] COAX connector heating
From: (Brad Bradfield)
Date: Sat, 31 Mar 2001 08:16:43 -0800 (PST)
--- Ron KA4INM Youvan <> wrote:
> Hi:

>   I have been waiting for someone to bring up the 
> PL-259 connectors.
>   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.

Same here.  I've never used the pencil torch, but I've always used a
drop of liquid flux in each hole to make the solder flow like butter on
the hood of a '59 Buick sitting in the hot Texas sun.  (Wow, I need to
remember that analogy!!)  Makes soldering PL-259's a breeze.  BTW, I
solder them with a 35 year old (at least!!) 100 Watt Weller soldering

73 es HAFND!!

Brad, W5CGH


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