[TowerTalk] Crimp PL259

Roger (K8RI) on TT K8RI-on-TowerTalk at tm.net
Fri Nov 22 22:32:50 EST 2013

On 11/22/2013 8:20 PM, Mike Reublin NF4L wrote:
> When trying to crimp the sleeve over the braid/ferrule my crimper doesn't close all the way if I position it against the body of the connector. It can't compress the ferrule on the connector body. This is the only place the braid is in contact with the body.
> Am I likely doing something wrong, or have the wrong tool? All the tutorials I found that show a pic, show the tool right up against the back of the body.

Most of the bodies have a slight shoulder. If yous does, make sure you 
are not trying to crimp on it.
Also make sure no part of the crimper is hitting the body to prevent it 
from closing.
I have about 1/16th inch space between the crimper and the body(large 
diameter portion) of the PL-259
I leave a "tiny" gap between the end of the crimp sleeve as well, with 
braid showing



  73, Mike NF4L _______________________________________________ 
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