[amsat-bb] Re: Where can I buy pre-made feedline?
rmann at latencyzero.com
Tue Dec 4 21:53:08 PST 2007
On Dec 4, 2007, at 9:42 PM, kc6uqh wrote:
> 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.
Thanks, but I've already spent a small fortune in additional tools to
do this. I'm done. I just want to buy well-made cables.
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