[TowerTalk] Connector Crimping Tool Advice

Larry Banks larryb.w1dyj at verizon.net
Mon Dec 4 09:24:28 EST 2017

Hi Mike,

I bought all of my tools, and continue to buy all of my connectors, from 
Davis RF: http://www.davisrf.com/index.php

73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ

-----Original Message----- 
From: Bryan Fields
Sent: Monday, December 04, 2017 6:12
To: 'towertalk reflector'
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Connector Crimping Tool Advice

On 12/3/17 11:59 PM, Mike Ryan wrote:
> I am SURE that this has been discussed before, however I now need to pay
> more attention to some first hand accounts and advise on the subject.

If only there was some way to search for things like this, however I'm aware
of no such technology.  I suspect if such a technology was developed, it 
become an overnight success and make its inventor untold wealth.

> I am
> considering the purchase of connectors and the proper tool for crimping
> these connectors onto LMR-400 primarily and some other cables over time. 
> I
> have no problem installing the 'old fashioned' style connectors but hear
> more reports of crimp style connectors being used on the LMR-400 cable 
> than
> in the past.

Buy the proper tools:

or the cheaper kits, which are almost as good:

Stripper and deburr tool:

N connectors, use the EZ series.

PL259's (almost double the N price!)
Bryan Fields

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