Well I'm throwing my $.02 in, I was looking for a way to solder RG6 onto a
259 but several suggesed the compression type and get the F-PL259 adapter.
It's worth it. Easy fast and works. I purchased 1000' of RG6 Quad Shield for
about $.07/ft (includes ahipping) off ebay and it works great. I happend to
already have a good quality RG6 coax stripper from a room addition we built
last year and I can have a connector on in a couple of minutes.
One last suggestions...if you buy off ebay, make sure you requst BLACK coax
if you want it.. I got white and didn't want to spend $30 shipping it back
I bought a compression tool at LOWES and a container of RG6 connectors. A
True Value hardware store had them a few $$ cheaper I later found out
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Jarvis" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sunday, December 09, 2007 11:46 AM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] pl259-rg6
> Dave, I'm just about to switch over to rg6 here, and have elected to make
> pigtails to go from one to the other. A compression fit rg6u will fit on
> rg8x, and be wxproof. I'm basically sacrificing 1m rg8x jumpers, with
> molded pl259's on the end. 6" pigtails should do the deed.
> Radio shack is carrying a line of compression type connectors from
> at about 2 bucks each, and a compression tool for about 12.
> Hello all....I was wondering if anyone knows of a good quality crimp
> that works on RG-6U??? I've been dealing with junk connectors from swaps
> and I'm getting pretty sick of replacing them.
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