Steve is 100% correct on this! I've found this necessary even inside the
shack. I had bad RF problems (RF getting into keyers, computers, etc) and
it was cured by using pliers to 'gently' seat PL-259's to coax switches,
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of K7LXC@aol.com
> Sent: Sunday, August 31, 2003 12:58 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Making rotator loops separate
> In a message dated 8/31/03 10:36:37 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> > > 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,
> Steve K7LXC
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