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Re: I HATE Soldering PL259 connectors

All really good info, the one trick I use in addition is a little extra flux and a dab of solder to start heat transfer between the item being soldered and the iron on big items that need or soak extra heat... The heat "connection" helps to get in and get out without excessive heat soak... Let the solder joint cool naturally without disturbing until solid then use canned air upside down to cool the rest of the way and clean up with denatured alcohol and Q-Tips... 73's
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Re: I HATE Soldering PL259 connectors

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It's a mobile application so RG-8X. I've got a 260W gun, which at the time was one of the hottest I could find. I'm just not having a lot of luck getting the work hot enough to flow the solder onto it. I was using rosin core but maybe I'll try a smaller diameter solder. Thanks for all the replies. After reading qrz apparently I'm not the only pl259 connector inept person out there.
IMHO I would ditch the gun and get a 40-60w pencil with a chisle tip it will make life easier. Make sure the tip is cleaned and tinned to help with propper heat transfer. 73

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Re: I HATE Soldering PL259 connectors

After 48 years of soldering I bought a crimp tool a couple dies and an assortment of connectors. No problems.
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