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[Towertalk] Re: Coax Connector Losses - Does anyone know?

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Subject: [Towertalk] Re: Coax Connector Losses - Does anyone know?
From: (Bill Coleman)
Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2002 19:06:37 -0400
On 7/11/02 6:10 PM, Wendell Wyly W5FL at 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:
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