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Re: [TowerTalk] Crimp on PL-259's for RG-6U

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Crimp on PL-259's for RG-6U
From: "Jim Brown" <>
Date: Sun, 09 Dec 2007 14:20:44 -0800
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That's only part of the question. What kind of RG6 -- there are 
dozens of different types, all a bit different in important ways. 
Foil or copper shield?  How will you use this coax?  Small signal 
(RX antennas) or XMIT?  Indoors or outdors?  

For transmitting RG6 (like Belden with copper braid shield), I've 
used standard solder-type PL259 with reducers, striping the outer 
conductor enough to fit within the reducer. Works file. Of course 
they must be thoroughly weatherproofed if they're going outdoors. 
But we would do that anyway. 

For RX applications (and for cables you can't solder, the Snap N 
Seal connectors that DXE sells are good stuff. I think they only 
sell F-connectors, but the company makes many other connectors, 
including BNC. Not cheap, and they MUST fit the specific cable type 
you have, otherwise they'll come apart. 


Jim K9YC

On Sun, 9 Dec 2007 05:42:58 -0800 (PST), R. David Eagle wrote:

>Hello all....I was wondering if anyone knows of a good quality 
>crimp PL-259 that works on RG-6U???  


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