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

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Compression-type PL-259s
From: Steve Hunt <>
Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2011 22:34:35 +0000
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Yes, I've used them in my shack for the last couple of years or so, and 
now use them exclusively. As you would expect, they are every bit as 
easy to fit as a compression N-type.

So far I haven't subjected any to prolonged outdoor use, so I can't 
comment on how "weather proof" they are.

Steve G3TXQ

On 20/01/2011 22:16, Pete Smith wrote:
> 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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