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A better PL-259?
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Another novel PL259 installation method I just read:   (I don't have a picture)

The author exposes a large portion of braid & trims the dielectric back.  He combs the braid back over the outer jacket, and screws the connector body over that.  He then solders the center pin.  He says it takes a couple pair of pliers to screw the connector on & he's never had a failure in 45 years. 

A commercial crimp connector is superior because it traps the braid between the knurled connector body and the ferrule.  This guy's method squeezes the braid against the coax itself, which is not nearly as rigid.   It does sound better than the 4 little dots of solder method though.

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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