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Re: [TowerTalk] Coax Connectors

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Coax Connectors
From: "BRENT BAUM" <>
Date: Thu, 04 Jan 2007 13:53:41 -0700
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There are some nice photos in January's QST that show PL-259's with cracked bodies from what must be either a poor crimper or using the wrong type of PL-259.. Always go for the quality.

I use a massive old electric iron left me by my father (he helped build the moon buggy) that's big enough to solder a patch on a galvanized wash tub. Once it is up to temp it heats the connector body quickly and soldering through the holes is quick and painless with no distortion of the dielectric, etc. A very quick touch and the center conductor is done as well. Sometimes in aerospace they really did use the bigger hammer approach. :)
73, K7MEI, Brent

From: Dave NØRQ <>
To: "David Gilbert" <>,<>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Coax Connectors
Date: Thu, 4 Jan 2007 13:31:47 -0600

I've never used crimp connectors like those, but the Times Microwave
LMR-series "EZ" connectors are great -- though you need to have
the proper crimping tool.

They have how-to videos at

Easy to find the EZ-400-series and EZ-600-series on ebay,
though finding the UHF versions is nearly impossible -- and
they are expensive if you pay retail.



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