> Really ?!?!!! Do you think it is a good idea to tin the braid before
> I put a connector over / on it?
Put on good old crimp connectors. They are sound, both mechanically and
electrically. I prefer to use those with the solder center pin.
Crimping tool is a little expensive if you are only going to do a couple
of connectors, but using the times crimp connectors makes it worth it.
If you are going to do a bunch of PL-259s a stripping tool and crimper
is well worth the investment.
As for the goo, Mineral Spirits gets it off hands and "I think" rubbing
alcohol will as well. I never worried about it except my wife gets a bit
upset if I forget and wipe my hands on a handkerchief instead of the
shop towels <:-))
> =================== James - K8JHR =================
> Joe Brown wrote:
>> You don't need to do anything to the goo that is sticking to the braid,
>> if you are trying to solder to it. The braid solders great with the goo
>> on it. Getting it off of your hands, and getting all the small pieces of
>> sticky braid off of your self, clothes, bench, etc. is another matter.
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