PL-259 "Clamp On"

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PL-259 "Clamp On"

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Anybody ever try these?
PL-259 clamp on for ".400"

I was reading the thread over on Da Ze about badly made PL-259 connectors, and came across how to install these on a Youtube video while searching around.
I have some LMR-400 type coax that was "Donated to the cause". That I would need to put ends on. Thought "these" would make it a bunch easier instead of trying to see to solder and trim the braid without causing a short.
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Bubbathegimp wrote: Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:37 pm Anybody ever try these?
PL-259 clamp on for ".400"

I was reading the thread over on Da Ze about badly made PL-259 connectors, and came across how to install these on a Youtube video while searching around.
I have some LMR-400 type coax that was "Donated to the cause". That I would need to put ends on. Thought "these" would make it a bunch easier instead of trying to see to solder and trim the braid without causing a short.
I dunno, but I've got a 50 foot section of 400 lying around from another project. I may have to try that.
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I don't monkey with soldering through the holes. Haven't had a problem yet and I live in the land of perpetual rain.

Try them and report back!
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A little better detailed video than the one I watched..


in a different video , installing one of these made for a smaller diameter cable, they folded the braid over the sleeve instead of trimming it off,
so I guess there are differences of opinion on how to handle the braid.
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I like that! Gotta get me some, where are you getting those from Bubba?
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Link on top in the first post...
If you click on see other items, he has a LOT of connectors, Jacks etc listed for sale..
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Bubbathegimp wrote: Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:36 am Link on top in the first post...
If you click on see other items, he has a LOT of connectors, Jacks etc listed for sale..
D'oh!
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Just got mine today.
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Had an opportunity to check for fit and finish yet?
Still looking for one that does PL259 to RG6X. Yes, 6. I'm using a bunch of free CATV coax and it works good the flock enough.
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I still have them in the envelope so I don't loose em when I get somebody to raise da mast...

Are these what ya want?
https://www.aliexpress.com/i/32735597184.html

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1pce-Connector ... SwEeFVNwL8
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