In looking back at my original post..........I omitted the word NOT. Thus "all PL-259 connectors are not all created equal".

Sorry folks, and thanks Jim for catching the over site.

73

Bob, K4TAX


On 8/8/2017 12:42 AM, Jim Brown wrote:
On 8/7/2017 3:06 PM, Bob McGraw K4TAX wrote:
PL-259 connectors are all created equal.

This is definitely NOT true. There are as many cheap knock-offs as there are cheap factories and cheap vendors. There are tolerances on diameters of the center pin and center receptacle, there are poor/cheap choices of metals, dielectric that melts when you solder to it, metals that don't take solder, even dissimilar metal issues when mated with another connector. I've also seen threads that are too short, and outer rings that are too short. And that's just PL259s.

What IS entirely right about Bob's post is the importance of making connectors wrench-tight.

73, Jim K9YC

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