you have the wrong tools. ya need a Wahl 150 watt iron. lottsa silver
solder, vice, good silver plate 259s, good RG213, a sharp Xacto knife, Kline
cable cutters. ya gotta let the iron sit for about half an hour then get
the plug hot as hell, then the solder flows into the holes. the problem is
there's just a few ways to do it right but a zillion ways to do it wrong.
Guns never work. The tip isn't massive enough and the 259 sinks the heat.
A huge iron, biggest one you can find with a massive tip that heats for
about half an hour is what you need, or a small torch but don't use flux
with a torch. The 259 will actually get TOO hot then.
On Sat, Jan 22, 2011 at 12:47 PM, David Thompson <email@example.com>wrote:
> Because a Weller 100 watt gun usually melts the coax before the connector
> gets hot enough to work. I have a 230 watt dual gun and usually about 50%
> of the time the connector is soldered
> and the other 50% means you throw the connector away.
> Dave K4JRB
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Rob Atkinson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: <email@example.com>
> Sent: Friday, January 21, 2011 1:03 PM
> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] compression PL259
> Why has everyone suddenly started hating soldering UHF males?
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