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Re: [TowerTalk] " Most Connectors sold to Hams " rant

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] " Most Connectors sold to Hams " rant
From: "Tom Osborne" <>
Date: Tue, 20 May 2008 19:44:52 -0700
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Hi Jim et al

Your right on there.   I bought some PL259's at a hamfest here last summer. 
They had a nice white dielectric and I thought it was teflon.  When I tried 
to solder the coax to the connector, the dielectric melted!  It was some 
kind of plastic.  73

> John, you don't get it. We aren't talking about bakelite, we're talking
> plastic that melts when you try to solder it!  Heck, I'd be THRILLED by
> bakelite! We're talking IMITATIONS of the real thing. They LOOK like real
> connectors, but they DON'T WORK!
> 73,
> Jim K9YC


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