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Re: [TowerTalk] Coax Crimp-On Connectors

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Coax Crimp-On Connectors
From: "W3YY" <>
Date: Sun, 5 Jan 2020 19:24:44 -0500
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I'm using the DX Engineering Crimp Tool Kit and matching Amphenol crimp
center conductor connectors with excellent results.  I will never go back to
hauling out the soldering iron again.  73, Bob - W3YY

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From: TowerTalk [] On Behalf Of Don
Sent: Sunday, January 05, 2020 6:56 PM
To: Towertalk
Subject: [TowerTalk] Coax Crimp-On Connectors

One of my New Year Resolutions is to move from slobbering the coax to 
connector to crimp ons. Based on the comments I read last year on the 
topic at this site it seemed that most all feel that this process is 
faster and as reliable if not better than the solder approach.

Looking these tools up I see many different ones available and during 
the last year I neglected to keep notes.

I'd appreciate input from those with experience with the crimp on 
connection, particularity in a wet (this is the OR coast) salt air 
environment. Nothing gets buried and goes from the shack hanging from a 
long SS cable to the interconnection box, then to and up the tower.

So what brand/source of tool works best for you? And who is a good 
source for quality UHF crimp on style connectors? My coax of choice is 
typically RG-8X and 213, in that diameter range.

Has anyone seen a sort of Consumer Reports listing of the crimp on 
connector tools and/or connector suppliers by quality factors?



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