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Re: [TowerTalk] Coax Connectors

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Coax Connectors
From: David Gilbert <>
Date: Thu, 04 Jan 2007 11:57:30 -0700
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My apologies if someone else has recently posted this link, but VE7BZ 
has put together a quite excellent tutorial on using crimp connectors, 
complete with lots of pictures.

Dave   AB7E

Dennis OConnor wrote:
> An excellent write up Dick, by a obviously experienced ham...
>   Now, having noted that; let me comment that by the time you wait on the 
> solder gun to get hot enough to tin the braid on the first end I will have 
> both connectors crimped on and the tools put back away, the coax hooked up to 
> the gear, and be sitting around heckling you...
>   Like many I have resisted crimped connectors in my ham shack for decades 
> while using them on my airplanes...  I finally woke up and smelled the 
> coffeee (tea in my case)... I bought a good crimper tool, a set of dies, coax 
> stripper and some connectors... Started redoing the very old, hodgepodge, 
> cabling on my station in preparation for the new Orion, etc., - in the old 
> days it would have taken me most of the afternoon to make up the jumpers, 
> with the crimper setup in less than an hour I had installed 20 connectors, 
> recabled the radios into the new configuration, and was done... I just 
> ordered another batch of connectors in preparation for a new set of antenna 
> arrays with remote switching...
>   If you do more than 3 PL259's a year you need a crimper...
>   denny / k8do
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