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A better PL-259?
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Couldn't agree more, Rob. 

The professional telecom industry hasn't used soldered connectors for years.  But there's a large fraction of the ham community still married to the good ol' PL-259.  And there's no shortage of novel ways to attach them, like this one from Tim Duffy K3LR:

http://www.k3lr.com/engineering/pl259/

For my money, the best UHF crimp connectors are the "crimp-solder" type from DX Engineering (Tim Duffy's company!).  I don't like the all-crimp ones, because crimping the center contact reduces the contact area more than I like.  Soldering the center contact & crimping the braid is better.  They only sell them for RG8 and RG8X, not RG59 or RG58.

I also have crimp tools, if anyone wants to borrow them.

73
Dave, VE3WI
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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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