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Re: [TowerTalk] Crimp Tool for LMR-600

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Crimp Tool for LMR-600
From: "James C. Hall, MD" <>
Reply-to: "Tower and HF antenna construction topics." <>
Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2010 14:29:51 -0600
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Hi Vic:

Normally I use a piston-type crimper for LMR-600 with a precision die. This
isn't cheap and runs about $300. Check out RF Parts - . I usually can borrow one from
my local cell communications shop owner who happens to also be a ham. :)

73, Jamie

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Vic Culver
Sent: Thursday, March 11, 2010 2:09 PM
To: Tower Talk Reflector
Subject: [TowerTalk] Crimp Tool for LMR-600

Gentlemen, there are two adverts in QST magazine offering "Commercial 
Grade" ratcheting crimp tools with two dies for LMR-400, 9913, RG-213, 
etc. coax cable at sale prices (list price $100.00).  I am unaware as to 
whether an additional die can be purchased to accommodate LMR-600 cable 
and would call to inquire except that I've been 'warned off' this 
product by someone who purchased a similar device and discovered that 
the die does not close properly resulting in 'loose crimp connections.'

Does anyone here have specific experience with these (or this type) of 
crimp tool and, if so, what would your advice be to someone looking for 
casual use of such a tool?

Thanks in advance for any comment you care to make.  73,  Vic, W4VIC


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