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Subject: [TowerTalk] crimp on pl259s
From: Dennis OConnor <>
Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2007 04:43:29 -0700 (PDT)
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Steve does a nice job... For HF I do not bother with soldering the center 
pin...  I simply crimp it...  Maybe for VHF I might think about soldering 
(probably not, being essentially lazy)..  You have to think about the fact that 
milspec and aerospace call for crimped connections on coax cables...
  The Cablematic is a nice stripper, but there is more to it than that.  Any 
stripper has to be adjusted to the exact cable you are using...  My most recent 
drum of RG213, same brand from same supplier, is definitely larger both on the 
center conductor and on the jacket OD than previous batches...  Probably a new 
crew on the machines at the factory... Rather than fiddle with adjusting the 
stripper, I simply flipped out the razor knife and did them by hand.. Probably 
added all of a minute to each one...

denny / k8do
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