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Author Topic: How to properly solder a pl259  (Read 2388 times)
K4RVN
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« Reply #15 on: February 24, 2013, 04:26:09 PM »

Hello Tim,
Sounds like you are talking about RG8X with an adaptor. Here is a link with text and photos that works. There are a lot of ways to do it. Some don't call for solder when using an adaptor with the pl259. I use this method only for indoor jumpers. I like to solder the outdoor coax. Many hams do it several different ways and most will work. The link I am sending you is a good one but not the only one.  http://www.mgs4u.com/Connector-PL-259-guide.pdf
This covers both the RG8 and the RG8X types with adaptors.

Frank
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K8AXW
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« Reply #16 on: February 25, 2013, 07:08:21 PM »

Peter:

http://www.amateurradiosupplies.com/pl259-reducers-s/111.htm

I bought several of these connectors, used 4 of them. They solder fine and seem to be well made.  I'm happy.  Chinese?  Not a clue.
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« Reply #17 on: February 26, 2013, 01:47:58 AM »

Another beauty with Far Eastern origin connectors occurred some years ago. There was a load of N type plugs from the Far East which seemed cheap. Problem was that they had a metric thread.....
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W6UV
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« Reply #18 on: March 14, 2013, 04:43:23 PM »

Here's how I "solder" a PL-259: http://www.bcdxc.org/pl259_crimp_on_connectors.htm
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K8AXW
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« Reply #19 on: March 14, 2013, 06:05:46 PM »

I had something similar happen to me Peter.  The very first silver/Teflon PL259 connectors I bought were more or less worthless.  The center conductor wouldn't go through the pin!
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