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)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "David Robbins" <email@example.com>; "'Bill Coleman'" <firstname.lastname@example.org>;
"'Tower Talk'" <email@example.com>
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