Yes, I mistyped. I meant, I've never tinned a cable/braid during the
installation of a PL-259.
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To: "Bill Hider (N3RR)" <email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, July 11, 2002 7:32 PM
Subject: Re: [Towertalk] Re: Coax Connector Losses - Does anyone know?
> he not talking of tinning the pl259- he talking about tinning the outer
> shieth of the coax! and, a 40-50 watt IRON with a bout a 1/4 to 3/8 inch
> tip ps great for tinning the braid. . a little goes a long way!
> (and, for the same reason, to clean pc board holes to remove components,
> that why solder wick works, albiet its coated with flux- suckes up solder
> like a SPONGE !!) and tin the sheath with solder, and move the IRON around
> the sheeth- the solder will flow towards the heat. when too little solder,
> it stops flowing- simply apply a LITTLE more, until it is tinned all
> then use tubeing cutter to trim to center conductor , and place in pl259--
> then SWEAT SOLDER (any plumber can show you what is ment by this, on
> fittings)! jim
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Bill Hider (N3RR)" <email@example.com>
> To: "David Robbins" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; "'Bill Coleman'" <email@example.com>;
> "'Tower Talk'" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> 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
> > 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
> > the D550 to heat up the connector and the shield and allows the solder
> > flow into the holes and onto the hot shield of the RG-213.
> > Bill, N3RR
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "David Robbins" <email@example.com>
> > To: "'Bill Coleman'" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; "'Tower Talk'"
> > <email@example.com>
> > Sent: Thursday, July 11, 2002 5:45 PM
> > Subject: RE: [Towertalk] Re: Coax Connector Losses - Does anyone know?
> > > First learn to do a real thin smooth tinning job and trim the end of
> > > fairly smooth so it doesn't hang up on the threads or lip inside the
> > > pl259. then a SMALL dab of silicone grease on the cut end of the
> > > jacket does a good job of lubricating the threads as you screw the
> > > of the pl259 on to the coax.
> > >