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A better PL-259?
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I agree that crimping provides a better solution for cable connectors.  Rather than relying on opinion, there are also engineering studies to support crimp connectors (see below).  Each to their own and after seeing both soldered and crimped, but I prefer the durability of the crimped connections on the shield.  It is positively a more positive connection...


Engineering studies have confirmed that the absolute best RF connections for double-shielded cables like LMR-400 and DXE-400MAX are made by crimping the shield, not soldering. However, most PL-259 crimped center pins aren't large enough and don't have enough contact area, which affects reliability. DX Engineering has solved those issues with these custom-designed connectors that we introduced on DX Engineering DX Series Coaxial Cable Assemblies. These PL-259s have soldered center pins that are full length and full diameter, so they connect properly, even with worn SO-239s.
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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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