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Reviews Categories | Electronic Component Suppliers | Cambridge CPL-259-1 UHF-Male crimp connector Help

Reviews Summary for Cambridge CPL-259-1 UHF-Male crimp connector
Reviews: 1 Average rating: 4.0/5 MSRP: $1.12
Description: Crimp-on UHF Male connector for RG-58/U
Product is in production.
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NO6E Rating: 4/5 Nov 6, 2006 20:20 Send this review to a friend
Inexpensive and fast  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
Like most hams, I've soldered lots of coax
connectors. It's a particular problem on small
cable like RG-58, where the heat needed to solder
the braid often deforms the dielectric.

A better solution, and the one most professionals
use, is a crimp-type connector. In this case,
an inexpensive tool (< $30) lets you use
connectors that cost only $1.05 in quantities of
25. No heat is involved. Using a suitable tool,
like the Eagle 382-301C, you apply three crimps
to the connector -- one for strain relief over
the jacket, one for the braid and one for the
center contact. It takes less time to do than
to describe.

A club could invest in the tool, and let
members use it to make up coax jumpers

Why "4" instead of "5"? Well, the connector
is not weatherproof (like any UHF connector),
so you need to protect it carefully if it's
installed outdoors.

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