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Re: [TowerTalk] Two tools to tighten PL-259 connector shells in tight ar

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Two tools to tighten PL-259 connector shells in tight areas
From: K8RI <>
Date: Wed, 04 Jan 2012 13:22:16 -0500
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On 1/4/2012 12:48 PM, Rick Karlquist wrote:
> Tim Duffy K3LR wrote:
>> A few months ago I asked a question on this reflector about tools that
>> would
>> help tighten PL-259 connectors on remote coax switches, four square boxes,
>> stacking boxes, etc. Anywhere there is a tightly grouped cluster of SO-239
> My preferred solution is to install permanent short (~1 foot) jumpers on
> hard to get to connectors on the box.  These can be installed in
> consecutive order on the bench and tightened very securely under
> the best conditions.  Once the box is pigtailed, then any field
> tightening is being done on in-line connections and is easily done
> with visegrips.

Problem is that with wide temperature variations connectors sometimes 
work loose although the pigtails sound like a good idea and would 
probably cover well over 90% of problems.


Roger (K8RI)
> The spark plug pliers are for pulling spark plugs, not turning
> them.  You still need a spark plug wrench for that.  I can't see
> how spark plug pliers would be able to tighten a nut.
> Rick N6RK
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