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Old 06-01-2016, 03:29 PM
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Default Need help with PL-259-CP-G Connector

Seems easy on the instructions but I can't transmit nothing. I tried radio check with Sea tow on 26 nothing heard. I also called on 68,71 and 16 with nothing. Is anybody else having issues with this connector.

Old 06-01-2016, 06:33 PM
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Can you find someone locally to solder a conventional PL259, possibly gratis?

The one you're trying to use has been complained about before, I believe pertaining to equally compressing the "prongs" gradually tighter, but I have no direct experience with them.

Soldering a conventional PL259 is fairly easy under good conditions, like at an indoor bench, but gets much more difficult outdoors, even with just a slight breeze.
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A little more info needed from you. Make/model / New/old radio? New/old antenna? Make/model? Does the radio go into transmit mode? Do you receive weather channels? I've installed countless numbers of these connectors along with standard pl-259's.
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Tried 'em once or twice ... epic FAIL. I'm sure they work well for some people ... just not me. I perfected my soldering technique as a result. Where VHF comms are really important as a safety issue, I'd stay away from those things.
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Originally Posted by Capt.Matt View Post
A little more info needed from you. Make/model / New/old radio? New/old antenna? Make/model? Does the radio go into transmit mode? Do you receive weather channels? I've installed countless numbers of these connectors along with standard pl-259's.
Brand new antenna. I do receive wx channels. What do you mean by transmit mode? Let me get back to you on make and model know it's a uniden radio.
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27 if the sea tow radio check channel here...I know they can be different, but the few I've heard in other locations seem to be 27.
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Originally Posted by Pez Vela View Post
Tried 'em once or twice ... epic FAIL. I'm sure they work well for some people ... just not me. I perfected my soldering technique as a result. Where VHF comms are really important as a safety issue, I'd stay away from those things.
I tried to solder the regular connector...just couldn't do it.

I've used the one the OP has posted about on more than a few installs and always works well.
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Just proves my point ...we're all different (and in my case, very different).

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