[amsat-bb] Re: Where can I buy pre-made feedline?
andres at msu.edu
Tue Dec 4 21:59:24 PST 2007
On Wednesday 05 December 2007 00:53:08 Rick Mann wrote:
> 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.
Well, I can't think of a better place than the RF Connection, in
Maryland. Ask for Joel, and during the conversation mention "crabs".
He'll be very puzzled that you said that. ;-) (we've met him in MD for
maryland blue crabs).
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