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

Rick Mann 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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