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

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Compression-type PL-259s
From: "Rroger (K8RI on TowerTalk)" <>
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2011 14:57:27 -0500
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On 1/21/2011 8:55 AM, Paul Christensen wrote:
>> That is the old type. The newest type is here;
> These look like the "Holy Grail" of UHF connectors.  After a bit of
> searching, RF Industries makes a comparable model, available for us folk on
> this side of the ocean:
These look like a reasonable connector, but I'd prefer silver plating. 
So far though I'm using "crimp type" instead of these which are referred 
to as a "clamp type".
> Available in the U.S. for USD $5.63 ea. at Tessco if you've got a gold
> account.  Otherwise, prices seem to range between USD $7-$10 from other
> sources in the U.S.
> I find it interesting that unlike a typical "N" compression fitting, the
> braid is not soldered onto the "clamp" at Step #2.
That appears to be identical to the way I assemble N type connectors.  I 
had never heard of soldering them before.


Roger (K8RI)


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