the LMR 400 is the best coax to install PL-259, not the flexible , that is a
little problematic for the soft jacket.
to install a pl 259 i just cut 3/4 inch jacket-braid-foil-insulator leaving
only the center, take care the center is aluminum with copper clad, leave
clean , cut 1/2 inch jacket not the braid, check for no short in the foil
insulator and center, install the conector , get a vise grip and tight the
connector at maximum , later use your iron and you are done.
is faster to install connectors than any other coax,
On 08 Aug 2005 20:23 PDT you wrote:
> Fellow Tower Talkians:
> I recently bought 100 feet of LMR 400 to feed a 2m/400 vertical on top
> of my tower at 70 feet. Going to have to cut it to feed it through the
> wall and solder on a new PL259 once I get it through the wall feed
> through. Any problems soldering it, getting LMR 400 into a PL259? Been
> using RG213 in the past. I had heard rumors that soldering LMR400 could
> be a pain?
> Tom, WW5L
> See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless
> Weather Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any
> questions and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless Weather
Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any questions
and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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