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Re: [TowerTalk] Compression-type PL-259s

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Compression-type PL-259s
Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2011 17:27:21 -0500
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You should attend our radio club meeting tonight, as the program is  
just what you seek.

The presenter is Pete, W8TWA, who will demo the unit you describe.

Sorry ... but the meeting begins in 90 minutes ... rev up your supersonic jet!


Quoting Pete Smith <>:

> Has anyone had any experience with compression-type PL-259s?  I haven't
> had any in my hands yet, but they appear in places like the Farnell
> catalog in the UK, and use a compression scheme similar to compression
> Type N connectors, which seem to be much more common.  I would do almost
> anything not EVER to solder another PL-259 braid connection, and my
> experience with crimping other types of connectors, such as type F, has
> been miserable.  What got me started on this today was that I just
> bought a compression tool and some connectors (F and BNC) at Lowe's
> today and the F connectors, at least, seem to work quite well - very
> positive physically and seem sound electrically.  I realize the
> compression scheme for the larger connectors is different, but anything
> would be better....
> --
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