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Re: [TowerTalk] Heat shrink Tubing

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Heat shrink Tubing
From: Grant Saviers <>
Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2011 09:02:59 -0800
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"Adhesive lined" heat shrink is available from lots of sources - Mouser, 
Digi-Key, even West Marine.

I find that 1/2" fits solder PL259, for crimp and N's you may need 5/8" 
which is hard to find, but a high "shrink ratio" 3/4" should work.

Buy an assortment and experiment!

Grant   KZ1W

On 3/10/2011 7:38 AM, Bill Aycock wrote:
> Friends-
> This seems like one of those "Everyone knows THAT" queries, but I have
> tried and mostly struck out. I need help on this subject. I have
> "Googled", looked at catalogs, and tried the "Big Box" stores, and
> struck out. I need some basic information about Heat-shrink tubing,
> specifically for use on Coax and Connectors, for RG-8, RG-58, RG-213,
> RG-8X, standard hand assembly and Crimp.
> Questions I have:
> What sizes do you use for these, and how is that size defined?
> Do you use "Flooded"?
> Where do you get it, and how is it packed? (ie, roll,  or pre-cut short
> lengths)
> My original source, where I could sort through a range of available
> stock without much thought, closed last year, and a recent perceived
> need woke me up to my ignorance and need for serious help.
> Snickers are OK.
> Thanks-- Bill--W4BSG
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