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[TowerTalk] Connectors

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Connectors
From: (Brad Bradfield)
Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2001 06:51:19 -0700 (PDT)
Hi Ian - -

The silver plated PL-259's are DEFINITELY easier to solder.  Texas
Towers ( used to carry the good Amphenol
PL-259 connectors, and I assume they still do.  In short, they're
definitely worth the extra money.   


Brad, W5CGH


> I agree that phenolic (brown-yellow insulators) or teflon Amphenol
> PL259 are
> probably the best UHF connectors on the market.
> Anyway, after using some old 3 parts-Kings PL259A silver plated
> (bought from
> Surplus Sales of Nebraska) I think that silver plating make easier
> the
> soldering job than with the usual nickel plating, with even
> better-stronger
> soldered joints.
>  Also, the faster soldering job reduce the risk of damaging the
> coaxial
> cables.
>  Does anybody know where in the Usa I can buy Amphenol PL259 silver
> plated
> connectors?
> About the N connectors, I think it is as getting away money to use
> them on
> HF.
> After some problems with the N cables connecting to my Bird 43, I
> even
> changed the Bird N sockets to Bird UHF females.
> Of course, after this change I had no more problems.
> Tks es 73
> Ian IK4EWX

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