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Date: Mon, 5 Dec 2016 14:34:46 -0500
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hi guys,

planning on installing some more beverages. i have a roll of CATV 75 ohm
cable. it is the kind with a double shield. aluminum wrap over tinned copper
shield. there is some kind of sticky on the shield and i dont think that i
can solder efficiently to it.

what is the best way to clean the "sticky" off the shield so that i can
solder to it for PL259's?


Hi Larry,

I highly recommend you use RG6 F-type compression connectors as opposed to
trying to make a soldered UHF male connection.

Then get F female to UHF male adapters for your radio, or whatever,
connection. Loss is not worth worrying about.

You will save yourself a lot of gnashing of teeth. I learned the hard way
may years ago. 

As was mentioned by someone else, the goop is a flooding material to protect
the coax if nicked.

Good luck.


Craig Clark K1QX
PO Box 209
107 Fitzgerald Rd
Rindge NH 03461

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