Best and Easiest PL-259 Coax Connector Ever

K0PIR

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16 Responses

  1. Al Bisasky says:

    Rich,

    Thanks for sharing the info on the compression PL-259 connectors. They look like a fine bit of kit. I will definitely have to give them a try the next time that I use RG-8.

    GL & GDX,

    K3ZE

  2. Dick N3HKN says:

    eBay says Zero available. Since that site is quite sloppy could that really be correct? Placing an order with 0 available on eBay seems like a way to get a charge and no product….

    • K0PIR says:

      Hi Dick, looks like he sold out but I am sure he will have more available. No you would not be charged. Send the seller a message to see hen more will be available.

      Thanks for letting me know. Best 73! Rich, K0PIR

  3. William E Davis says:

    Would this connector work on RG-8X?

    • K0PIR says:

      Hi Bill, thanks for commenting here and that’s a great question. I was thinking of trying it, but no it will not work. I have some feelers out seeing if they make any for smaller coax. I’ll post what I find out. Thanks again and best 73!

  4. Cromwell Campbell says:

    Hi Rich,

    I would like to add my agreement. I have been using these connectors ever since I saw a video by Steve Ellington on their ease of construction. And they do a better job of weather resistance!

    K5CBC

  5. Brad says:

    I use M&P cables and connectors distributed by MFJ. Very high density braid. Can’t think of anything easier.

    https://messi.it/en/catalogue/50-ohm-cables-ham-radio/hyperflex-13.htm

    Brad

  6. K0PIR says:

    Hello and thank you for commenting here. I appreciate your input and I’m glad to see that others like it as much as I do. They are very tight. I have seen some other YouTube videos on them, but I had so much fun, I just had to make one. I had planned on demonstrating these connectors at a club meeting for the longest time, but have not gotten around to it. I’m glad I got the video done finally. Thank you so much and merry Christmas. 73!

  7. K0PIR says:

    Hi Brad and thank you for commenting here. I am glad to see others like the compression connectors as well as I do. You may have it beat wit that one, hi hi. Thank you for your input and Best 73!

  8. Brian NF0G says:

    Hi Rich,
    Never really enjoyed soldering PL-259’s and this looks like a great solution. Another great tip from you, thank you for showing this.
    73 Brian

  9. Brian NF0G says:

    Wanted to update everyone because of an earlier comment. I saw the 0 connectors available too but ordered anyway. I got a confirmation that it would be shipped tomorrow.
    73 Brian

  10. Kent Eichstaedt says:

    Rich, I 100% agree. compression is the best. Crimp is OK. and I would never use solder. I think I will try the Chinese as M&P are pricey. A thin wrench that fits the flats makes the job easier. Park Tool makes thin wrenches for bicycles. I also cut down a standard 18mm wrench to 3″ to take up less room in the radio tool box.

    73 K9AEE Kent

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