Discussion in 'Videos and Podcasts' started by K8KSU, Sep 20, 2018.
wow just look on ebay for your jumpers... They work great I use LMR 240 for all the inside stuff...
Not talkin' to me, but from my limited understanding, PL259 isn't as good as BNC or type-N connections. Google will have lots of hits for "Why?".
I get that but that doesnt explain buying these. Do new hams not build anything even as simple as making a coax cable connection?
Me, I'd rather buy it ready-to-install. Sure, even with my basic soldering skills I can put on connectors, but I'd rather pay a couple bucks more and have pros do it with pro tools.
And usually get some sort of warranty with the purchase.
I so rarely need to make my own coax, it's just not worth the money to buy the tools necessary to home-brew.
Basically advertising on how to order cables from DXE is considered "news"?
You can buy standard length cables with UHF connectors already on them, and if you want something else, buy an adapter. Fraction of the price.
Myself, I just do it the old fashioned way - Just make the things as needed. I have spools of excess coax and boxes of connectors, a good soldering iron, and a razor blade, and other tools. I have a crimper too but haven't used it yet..
I do all my own coaxcables. Using a pair of pliers, a carpetknife and a soldering iron as the main tools. I just can't imagine a ham operator without at least a pair of pliers and a soldering iron! I dunno where this hobby is going?
I have a couple good irons, but they get used maybe once every few years. My skills and interests don't involve working on my gear.
I'd rather look at a computer screen than bare wires or circuit boards any day!
Why is it that I come up with $21.50 for the same Item?
I've been buying from DX Engineering for years and they are the best! They have the very best customer service that I have ever seen.
Some people just don't want to go to all the trouble of soldering connectors and would rather buy one already made. It's their choice.
I make my own cables too. I use the DX Engineering crimp on connectors and they work great. I have soldered on PL259 and N connectors for years but these crimp on ones from DXE are much easier and quicker.
It's not news, it's QRZ.com!
Also, those are some seriously expensive cables. It wouldn't take long to pay off your own set of tools based on the savings you could get by doing it yourself.