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Subject: [TowerTalk] PL-259 question
From: John Becker <>
Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2012 18:50:57 -0600
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Amphenol makes several different solder-type PL-259 plugs.

Some have a Teflon insulator, and some are Phenolic. I've seen three different colors of what I assume are phenolic: Dark yellow (very old), light yellow, and blue.

I can find nothing in Amphenol's literature to suggest which insulator is preferable under which circumstance. The Teflon plugs seem to be the most expensive, but are they actually any better than phenolic? I know it can be difficult to re-use a Teflon connector because the heat necessary to unsolder them can cause the center pin to shift.

Can anyone pass along some enlightenment on this subject? Thanks!

73, John, K9MM


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