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Re: [TowerTalk] Crimp or Solder

To: Roger D Johnson <>,Towertalk Reflector <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Crimp or Solder
From: Gene Smar <>
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2007 10:13:28 -0500 (CDT)
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     Yes, you are correct.  It was N conncetors that I had been crimping.  But 
I'd also use the same method for PL-259s when the need arises.  Borrowing the 
club's crimper makes the decision a lot less painful, I'll admit.

73 de
Gene Smar  AD3F

From: Roger D Johnson <>
Date: 2007/06/21 Thu AM 09:23:33 CDT
To: Towertalk Reflector <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Crimp or Solder

Gene Smar wrote:
> Greg:
>      A few months back I did up a set of such crimp connectors for our club's 
> repeater's main site (4 UHF link RXs.)  I was impressed with the ease with 
> which the connectors all went together.  The trick is to get the proper 
> length of the center insulator so that the center tip (which must be 
> soldered) locks into position when the connector is assembled.  I had to redo 
> the first three connectors after I learned that the center pins snapped into 
> place.  
>      I measured the jumper cables' loss with my MFJ-259 and they were all 
> below the loss I measured for the pre-assembled jumper I used as my model.  
>      I have some coax cable work to do on the tower this summer, and I will 
> certainly ask to borrow the club's crimper tool to install the PL-259s.
>      BTW - Our club bought the connectors and tool from Joel at The RF 
> Connection ( .)  
> 73 de
> Gene Smar  AD3F

You must have been doing type N connectors.

73, Roger

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