The coax stripping tools are great. The cylindrical tool. DX Engineering
is where I got mine. They are not that expensive and make stripping fast
On 10/11/07 7:53 AM, "Scott Robbins" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> K1KY method adapted from (I think) W0UN as taught to me ca. 1995:
> * Unscrew shell of AMPHENOL PL-259, place on coax. Not hamfest brand PL-259.
> * Hold body of PL-259 next to coax with the top of the connector even with the
> end of the raw cable. With an Exacto or razor blade cutter, gently trim black
> covering, braid, dielectric from top of connector to just below 1st 'ridge' on
> PL-259, leaving only center wire.
> * Hold body of PL-259 next to coax same way. At a point approx 1/4" above the
> bottom of the connector, trim black covering, leaving braid intact.
> * Place a very tiny dab of teflon grease at the top of where the black
> is still intact. Install connector. The teflon grease makes wiggling the
> connector onto large coax easier.
> * Place coax and PL-259 in a vise, tipped very slightly downward, solder
> * Tip connector in vise so it's parallel to the ground. Put soldering iron
> across PL-259 hole. Count to 20, flow solder into hole. Working quickly to
> keep shell hot, rotate connector in vise, solder other holes. Leave in vise
> heat sink for cooling.
> 5 minutes. I was the designated connector installer at K4JNY. One memorable
> weekend in the <<<we are completely insane>>> building phase in 2003, I
> installed them for 8 consecutive hours on every kind of cable imaginable.
> Scott W4PA
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