In a message dated 8/31/03 10:36:37 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
> > Pl-259's are notorious for coming loose anyway, and in the loop
> > you're just asking for trouble.
> I've NEVER had a PL come loose on me, even the ones that weren't
> taped. I put them on as tight as my hands will do it without tools,
> and that's it. Properly installed, they shouldn't come loose with
> layers of tape over them anyway.
Well, you've been lucky. Hand-tight is NOT recommended. Use the 2-plier
technique to 'gently' seat them with a barrel connector and 1-plier on baluns,
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