A long time ago, I also got "burned" on some bargain PL-
259s that I also had bought at a hamfest. The particular
connectors I had bought had such a narrow gap where
one solders the braid thru the 4 holes, that one would've
had to use a soldering gun with the tip filed down to a
thickness of about 1/16" in order to be able to do the
Since then, it has been NOTHING but Amphenol conn-
ectors that I buy. R&L Electronics has very good prices
on them. I use the Astro-Plate for my HF antennas; no
silver or gold plated ones. They are the best quality, in
my opinion. 73 de Brad @ Radio Free Roscoe (IL)
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, April 02, 2001 11:25 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Connectors
> I have a bag of very low melting point "white stuff"
> insulated PL-259's that I unsuspectingly bought
> at a Hamfest flea market. Let the buyer beware!
> de Tom N4KG
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