[amsat-bb] Re: Where can I buy pre-made feedline?

kc6uqh kc6uqh at cox.net
Tue Dec 4 21:42:48 PST 2007

Before you give up I suggest you buy the silver plated PL-259' s If you 
can't find them, then with a pocket knife or small file remove the nickel 
plating, use a good grade of rosin flux 37% Pb 63%Sn solder. THe aluminum 
will not solder but the braid is tin plated copper. You need a 250 Watt 
soldering gun or 100Watt iron Heat the first hole add solder then the second 
etc after the third hole you will notice the connector is hot enough for the 
solder to wick into the holes.

Good luck,
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rick Mann" <rmann at latencyzero.com>
To: "AMSAT-BB" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2007 8:47 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Where can I buy pre-made feedline?

> I'd like Belden 9913 with PL-259 connectors pre-attached, 50'. Ham
> Radio Outlet (every store) is out of this, and so they sold me 50'
> bulk cable and connectors. I have been trying VERY unsuccessfully to
> solder these, but I am unable to do it. I can sold 0603 SMT resistors
> and 0.5 mm pitch TQFPs, but not this.
> I have tried multiple techniques. I am no longer interested in trying
> to solder this.
> Google has been less than helpful in finding online stores.
> Can someone point me to a reputable online retailer who can ship this
> to me immediately? Thank you!
> -- 
> Rick
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