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Title: How to connect a clamp type PL 259 to RG8/213
Post by: VK2AET on December 07, 2012, 05:01:40 PM
Hi everyone,

I have bought some clamp style PL 259 connectors similar to these ones ( http://www.minikits.com.au/components/connectors/rf-connectors/uhf/UP03 ).

I am not sure of the correct way to connect them.  I have had a couple of goes but before I solder them if I pull them lightly they just drop off the end of the cable.  A search of the web does not seem to provide instructions for these type of plugs.

I was hoping someone could point me to so instructions for these type of plugs.

Thanks

Scott
VK2AET


Title: RE: How to connect a clamp type PL 259 to RG8/213
Post by: AC5UP on December 07, 2012, 05:45:45 PM
Take a look at this:  http://www.srgclub.org/Connector-Install.html (http://www.srgclub.org/Connector-Install.html)
And this:  http://www.amphenolrf.com/products/AssemblyInstructions/typen.pdf (http://www.amphenolrf.com/products/AssemblyInstructions/typen.pdf)

I'm not familiar with clamp style PL-259's, but from the picture they resemble an N connector. At least on the outside. In the first link soldering the braid is recommended. Not sure I agree with that, but on a coax with a thin braid like Belden 913 or other foil / braid types it could give the clamp ring a little something extra to hang on to. A light tinning shouldn't hurt anything...


Title: RE: How to connect a clamp type PL 259 to RG8/213
Post by: VK2AET on December 09, 2012, 11:47:39 AM
Thanks


Title: RE: How to connect a clamp type PL 259 to RG8/213
Post by: N6AJR on December 10, 2012, 01:39:51 PM
in the crimp on ones you have to have the correct connector for the coax, perhaps the clamp ons  are the same.