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Re: [Amps] N Connector

To: "'Glen Zook'" <>, <>
Subject: Re: [Amps] N Connector
From: "Danny Pease" <>
Date: Thu, 19 Dec 2013 11:40:52 -0600
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Several years back, we were told by Suhner that the hole in the side of the
center pin was not there to solder the pin to the center conductor but to
inspect the solder joint. We never did get an answer from Suhner on how the
joint was supposed to be soldered if that hole was not used. We wound up
using solder paste on the center conductor then placing the center pin over
the center conductor and applying the iron. 


Danny NG9R



From: Glen Zook [] 
Sent: Thursday, December 19, 2013 9:56 AM
To: Danny Pease;
Subject: Re: [Amps] N Connector


When soldering the center pin of the male Type "N" connectors, I then use a
small file to eliminate the excess solder that always seems to happen.
Then, the center pin slides into the rest of the connector easily.


This is a "cheap and dirty" way to get the male connectors installed.


Glen, K9STH




On Thursday, December 19, 2013 8:40 AM, Danny Pease <>

7 or 8 years back I bought several from Pasternack, they worked well but
have the same problem as most other N connectors, it can be tough to solder
the center conductor without getting too much solder on the pin. Like PL-259
connectors, it takes a lot of heat to solder the shield. I have not had any
fail, but I also have never pushed them very hard either. I much prefer
crimp connectors now.

Danny NG9R

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Date: Sun, 15 Dec 2013 12:19:44 -0500
From: "Col. Paul E. Cater" <>
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Subject: [Amps] "N" Connector
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A few weeks ago, there was an excellent thread concerning connectors on one
of the forums.  I didn't see it mentioned so I was wondering if anyone has
tested or subjected the 2-piece "N" connectors to trial by fire?  High
Sierra is the only place I've seen them----
The price is reasonable.


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