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Subject: [TowerTalk] PL259
From: Craig Clark <>
Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2007 16:00:14 -0400
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This subject is like indigestion, the True North and Owl threads. It 
keeps coming back.

I am pretty sure the connectors Tim, K3LR uses are from Andros in 
Rochester, NY. They are silver teflon and are available at most 
hamfests and from selected mail-order dealers. I used to carry them 
but found the shells to be less rugged than the Amphenol 83-1sp's 
that I now sell exclusively.

Re soldering, I make lots of cables every month and find using the 
"Solder-it" Butane soldering torch to be far superior to any other 
method of soldering. Fred Doob, K8PP, sold me one many years ago at 
Dayton and I have made every cable since then using his soldering 
tool. Careful use of spot heat will insure proper solder adhesion 
without damage to the cable. Once you get the technique down, it 
works flawlessly.

Yes, this is a shameless plug for a friend.

Another issue is why do hams have an aversion to crimp-on PL259's? 
They are easy to put on and mechanically superior to soldered 
connectors.  Using them should be a "no-brainer."

73, Craig Clark, K1QX

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