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Re: [TowerTalk] Need new coax

To: KC0QNB <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Need new coax
From: Les Kalmus <>
Date: Thu, 29 May 2008 10:00:53 -0400
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PL-259s work perfectly with LMR400. You can solder or you can get ones 
that crimp or a combo of outer crimp and center conductor solder. If you 
use crimp style, you need to make sure they are sized specifically for 
this cable since the center conductor is slightly larger than the 
RG8/213 family. If you go with RG213 and crimp, make sure those 
connectors are sized properly for that cable. For less than 100 feet I 
wouldn't sweat the difference unless you need flexibility in which case 
LMR400 is out.

Les W2LK

KC0QNB wrote:
> I need to replace my old coax with new, I have looked at LMR400 but am 
> wondering about the connectors, something about "spring fingers" bothers 
> me. I am old school when it comes to coax and connectors, I always 
> thought a soldered connector was best, is this still the case?
> I also looked at 8214 and 9913F7 Belden. I need two runs of less than 
> 100 feet, suggestions?
> 73 Ryan
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