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Re: [TowerTalk] PL-259's can be installed correctly in 5 minutes

To: "'Mike, K6BR'" <>,
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] PL-259's can be installed correctly in 5 minutes
From: Steve Katz <>
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2007 09:35:19 -0700
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Actually, it's not.  The reducer came later, with the smaller Radio Guide
(RG) cables, and the reducer was designed to fit the same threads used
inside the connector body. -WB2WIK/6

I thought that the internal thread was to facilitate the use of a threaded
reducer for smaller cable e.g. RG-58 etc.


-----Original Message-----
 There's a problem with the fourth step below: You don't need Teflon grease
because you shouldn't be wiggling the coax into the connector.  PL-259s are
designed to be screwed on to the cable jacket, that's why they have internal
threads in the rear of the plug body.  If properly threaded onto the cable,
you don't need grease, and you create a 4-turn watertight seal at this
juncture.  I think step six below isn't very wise, either: 20 seconds is a
really long time unless you have a very underpowered iron


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