I certainly am not having this problem. I can only think of 2 things that'd be
wrong. Either not enough heat or maybe you're using some of that new lead free
solder. A PL259 can sink quite a bit of heat so use a big iron and also be sure
to use a good quality solder with lead. I've never mastered the lead free
stuff. I think it takes a special flux.
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?
> thanks much!
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