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Re: [TowerTalk] Crimp or Solder

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Crimp or Solder
From: Jim Lux <>
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2007 16:08:21 -0700
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There's also another flavor of crimp connector, which I've used on F, 
SMA, and other microwave connectors, but I've not seen for bigger 
coax or connectors that crimps along the direction of the coax, as 
opposed to around.

There's a ferrule that is crushed when the connector is collapsed 
longtudinally (If you know how a compression pipe fitting works, it's 
exactly the same).

I'll bet this would provide the best overall crimp, since the force 
is applied symmetrically all the way around the coax, and any sort of 
"jaw crimp" is only going to approximate this by using round/hex dies.

> >
> >Good morning all,
> >
> >I'm tired of trying to get a good PL-259 by soldering as my hands often
> >shake too
> >much.  Though eventually I get it done.
> >


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