[TowerTalk] Soldering RG213 to PL259

Jim Miller JimMiller at STL-OnLine.Net
Tue Feb 6 12:06:03 EST 2007

A drill press, a wooden jig clamped in a drill vise, and a quarter inch
drill bit (a normal one, not those goofy new ones with the outer cutting
point) used like a countersink bit (just cone the hole) does this "filing"
in a jiff.  Easy and quick.

73, Jim

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ian White GM3SEK" <gm3sek at ifwtech.co.uk>
To: <towertalk at contesting.com>
Sent: Tuesday, February 06, 2007 2:00 AM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Soldering RG213 to PL259

> Gary Schafer wrote:
> >On the nickel plated ones take a file and remove the plating where you
> >are going to solder. The brass under it tines quite easily.
> >
> Don't stop when the nickel is removed, but continue filing across the
> hole until the brass comes down to a thin edge. This makes it much
> easier to solder.
> -- 
> 73 from Ian GM3SEK         'In Practice' columnist for RadCom (RSGB)
> http://www.ifwtech.co.uk/g3sek
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