Hi Ian - -
The silver plated PL-259's are DEFINITELY easier to solder. Texas
Towers (http://www.texastowers.com) used to carry the good Amphenol
PL-259 connectors, and I assume they still do. In short, they're
definitely worth the extra money.
> 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
> soldering job than with the usual nickel plating, with even
> soldered joints.
> Also, the faster soldering job reduce the risk of damaging the
> Does anybody know where in the Usa I can buy Amphenol PL259 silver
> About the N connectors, I think it is as getting away money to use
> them on
> After some problems with the N cables connecting to my Bird 43, I
> 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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