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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: Mark <> (Mark)
Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2002 17:37:15 -0700
Well, I have tinned 213 -- not the PL-259 .. but, now use 214 .. no tinning
needed, and I use a Cablematic co-ax "paring" tool .. slick, still works,
after all these years!
73 .. Mark  6dx
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Hider (N3RR)" <>
To: "David Robbins" <>; "'Bill Coleman'" <>;
"'Tower Talk'" <>
Sent: Thursday, July 11, 2002 3:44 PM
Subject: Re: [Towertalk] Re: Coax Connector Losses - Does anyone know?

> I've never tinned a PL-259 and never heard of anyone else do it, except
> what's been posted today.
> I use silver Teflon PL-259 connectors and a Weller D550 soldering gun and
> strip the RG-213 properly.  I first solder the center conductor, letting
> solder flow up inside the center conductor tip.  Then I solder the
> to the shield  making sure the solder flows completely through the holes
> on the "neck" of the PL-259 - where the holes are located.  I roll the
> RG-213 on a table so the connector rolls around as I solder.  This allows
> the D550 to heat up the connector and the shield and allows the solder to
> flow into the holes and onto the hot shield of the RG-213.
> Bill, N3RR

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