I bought my crimp tool and connectors from R F Parts Co. and I'm very
pleased with it. I use it on all my connectors and when I do tower and
antenna work for others I use it there as well. How sweet it is when I need
to install a PL259 at over 100 feet high on the tower with no soldering
iron. I have hung a 50 pound weight on two crimp PL 259s connected with a
barrel connector on 9913 and shook it for a test. It didn't come apart.
I don't have any LMR-400 or 600 so I can't speak about that but a call to RF
Parts would get your answer.
73, Dave - K4SSU
----- Original Message -----
From: "Vic Culver" <email@example.com>
To: "Tower Talk Reflector" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, March 11, 2010 3:08 PM
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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