----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve Katz" <email@example.com>
To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, February 04, 2003 9:51 PM
Subject: RE: [CQ-Contest] RE: [TowerTalk] coax cables
> Hi Chuck,
> I don't know who Paul is (my name is Steve) but I think this was
> directed towards me.
> I agree with you. Any time I see someone using a soldering "gun"
> for a PL-259 installation, I cringe.
Assembling and soldering a PL should'nt be done elswhere then in a workshop,
with adapted tools. A few hundreds one after an other in the ideal
conditions is OK.
It's a very critical operation if you dont want cold solder which break at
the first occasion, or burned joints which have a transfert resistance of a
few M ohms
.........Soldering guns !!!!!!!! throw them away, you will be unable to
control the right temperature.
Use a N type, sure you will have better results for years.
By the way, nowadays one can find PL to be mounted as N-type. ( at least in
Have been in charge of ANGRC and other military production for a couple of
years in the late fiftees.......
> Steve, WB2WIK/6
> > Paul,
> > You hit the nail right on the head solidly and
> > quite soundly.
> > The operative word is 900W iron!
> > HEAT HEAT HEAT!! Raise the mass of metal to the
> > operating temp QUICKLY and then do the job. Too
> > may hams use a 125W gun and wonder why it takes
> > forever and they burn the coax, melt the
> > dielectric and short the inner to the outer
> > conductor!
> > I work in MiL Quality world and I inspect this
> > stuff on a daily basis aside from being NASA
> > solder certified and nuclear industry solder
> > certified.
> > HEAT HEAT HEAT!! Nothing beats a GOOD PROPERLY
> > sized gun/iron!
> > Huzzah for the excellent post!
> > 73
> > Chuck k3FT
> > Give me that Old Time Mil-STD-454 requirement 5
> > anytime!
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