[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
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
73, Mike NF4L _______________________________________________
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