On 7/11/02 6:10 PM, Wendell Wyly W5FL at firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>Basically, you strip the braid and inner poly insulation, cut them to the
>correct length, strip the center conductor, tin the outersheld and center
>conductor very lightly and wipe with damp sponge or cloth if you get a
>little too much solder (work quickly). The PL259 will screw over this
>without using any tools, then solder the connector to the tinned outer
>conductor through the 4 holes and then the center conductor.
Getting the PL259 to screw over RG-8 or RG-213 sans tools is not my
experience -- tinned braid or not!
Although, once I get the connector on, I have little trouble soldering
the four holes since I inherited a 325 watt soldering gun <grin>....
Bill Coleman, AA4LR, PP-ASEL Mail: email@example.com
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