I bought an expensive crimp tool set and couldn't get an unshorted connection to save my life. I'd pay someone a hundred bucks to personally tutor me
YOU TUBE VIDEO (Australia) -- Crimp connectors starts at 4:00Not perfect, his crimp tool not best for this usage. Looks like it was designed for CATV 'F' connectors.http://youtu.be/Wl-nwo_v93E
RF Connectors - Assembly Diagram for RFU-507 (PL-259 Crimp for RG-213/U or equivalent 0.405" OD coax).http://www.rfcoaxconnectors.com/Downloads%20Technical%20Information/Cable%20Assembly%20Instructions/RFU-507.pdf
USE a Straight Edge Razor Blade. Plastic Holders are sold for ease of holding/working.http://www.acehardware.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3374991&clickid=body_rv_img
1. Prepare Coax EXACTLY as shown in Pictorial Diagrams.http://www.rfcoaxconnectors.com/Downloads%20Technical%20Information/Cable%20Assembly%20Instructions/RFU-507.pdf
Use fingernail or Electrician scissors to trim any coax braid fine wires.
2. INSTALL Crimp Ferrule over end of coax
3. IF you are using Adhesive Heat-Shrink, cut to length and place over end of coax.
4. INSTALL Subassembly nut (in proper orientation for SO-239 threading) over end of coax.
5. NOW, Carefully place the SHELL over the cut end of coax.
6. The Outer Braid of coax should be on Outside of Ferrule Stud.
7. IF you properly cut the coax, the braid should be at end of ferrule stud, when center conductor is through center tube. The exposed braid should not extend beyond the end of ferrule stud!
TEST with VOM / DVM --- IF you have a Short NOW, you are no following pictorials !
8. SLIDE Ferrule over braid, CRIMP
9. CRIMP Center conductor.
10. Slide adhesive heat-shrink over ferrule -- seal end if cable.
11. Subassembly nut screws to Shell.
Run through this DRY, without crimping -- to avoid NEWBEE/Novice errors.