Date: Sun, 4 Dec 2016 14:50:55 -0500
From: Larry <email@example.com>
Subject: Topband: coax soldering
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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?
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.
Craig Clark K1QX
PO Box 209
107 Fitzgerald Rd
Rindge NH 03461
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