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

Auke de Jong, VE6PWN sparkycivic at shaw.ca
Wed Dec 5 19:59:58 PST 2007

I thought it was a bad idea, untill I borrowed an anritsu 331D and swept my 
feedlines for proof one way or the other...
I just folded the shield back over the sheath, and twisted the PL-259 onto 
the cable until the dielectric was past the solder holes, trimmed-off the 
excess shielding, soldered the centre conductor, and called it good.  It 
seems to work well on both RG-8 and several different LMR-400 equivalent 
cables that I have tried.  hardly even a bump on the tester thru 450MHz!

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rick Mann" <rmann at latencyzero.com>
To: "AMSAT-BB" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2007 9:47 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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