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[TowerTalk] RE: Crappy PL259's

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Subject: [TowerTalk] RE: Crappy PL259's
From: (Pete Smith)
Date: Sun, 21 Oct 2001 10:06:49 -0400
At 01:54 AM 10/21/01 +0000, Eddy Avila wrote:
>Hi all,
>When I was a young ham in the 60's I never ever had any problems assembling 
>PL259 connectors, particularly when it came to soldering them to the coax. 
>I'm sure I never used anything hotter than a 100-watt gun!! I'd simply heat 
>up the connector then apply some solder and voila! It was that easy.....
>But now, no matter what I buy, cheap or expensive silver-tinted PL259 and 
>using a 250watt gun I'm finding it very difficult to get solder to "stick" 
>to these crap connectors....getting really frustrated trying to get solder 
>to adhere to PL259's now!!!
>Can someone recommend (without hesitation) a source of good-quality 
>connectors that can take solder like they used to?

I've been very happy with The Wireman's silver/Teflon PL-259s.  I think a
12-pack is about $16.  Silver plate is definitely one key to easy soldering.

73, Pete N4ZR

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