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A better PL-259?
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In the current ARRL National Contest Journal, there is yet another write-up on how to install solder-type PL-259s, with a wrinkle:

For those of you who still use the solder type, there is a better (but pricey) variation that is new to me.  The Amphenol Connex #182120, is mostly identical to any PL-259, but as you can see below, instead of 4 tiny holes where you solder the shield braid, it has 2 larger slots.  This makes soldering easier and more secure.

I found them at Digi-Key.ca for $13 each (ouch!). RF Connection down in Maryland has them for $8.00 CDN each, (still ouch!). 

A cheaper way to accomplish much the same thing might be to open up the holes in a standard PL-259 with a Dremel.

I'll stick to crimp connectors, but these are an interesting alternative.

73
Dave, VE3WI

[Image: PL259.jpg]
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A better PL-259? - by VE3WI Dave - 2021-12-17, 06:51:33
RE: A better PL-259? - by Rob_Walker - 2022-03-19, 03:29:53
RE: A better PL-259? - by VE3WI Dave - 2022-03-19, 05:24:20
RE: A better PL-259? - by VE3OZW Richard - 2022-03-19, 17:31:46
RE: A better PL-259? - by Rob_Walker - 2022-03-19, 18:03:47
RE: A better PL-259? - by VE3WI Dave - 2022-03-19, 22:55:49
RE: A better PL-259? - by Rob_Walker - 2022-03-20, 05:07:55
RE: A better PL-259? - by VE3WI Dave - 2022-03-22, 23:26:29
RE: A better PL-259? - by Rob_Walker - 2022-03-23, 06:16:44
RE: A better PL-259? - by VE3WI Dave - 2022-03-23, 20:51:11
RE: A better PL-259? - by Rob_Walker - 2022-03-24, 05:29:31
RE: A better PL-259? - by VE3WI Dave - 2022-03-24, 17:16:07
RE: A better PL-259? - by Rob_Walker - 2022-03-24, 17:36:39
RE: A better PL-259? - by VE3WI Dave - 2022-03-24, 21:52:14
RE: A better PL-259? - by Rob_Walker - 2022-03-24, 22:13:56
RE: A better PL-259? - by VE3WI Dave - 2022-03-25, 07:13:31
RE: A better PL-259? - by Rob_Walker - 2022-04-24, 09:04:08

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