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Patch leads with moulded Pl259 utter rubbish

Post by Guest on Fri Oct 26, 2007 5:09 am

Sad cor blimie I am fed up today, as I have been dead busy with work, I decided to order some of the cables and patch leads required instead of buying the parts and making them myself.

I should have know that the ones I would get as a cost saving and time saving excerzie are utter,utter crap affraid affraid

I HATE those patch leads with the moulded PL259 plugs on the end they NVER, EVER WORK !

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Re: Patch leads with moulded Pl259 utter rubbish

Post by simon007 on Fri Oct 26, 2007 3:33 pm

Have the same trouble here, bought some from conrad as needed a little longer than usual and they are indeed utter rubbish!!!!

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Post by Guest on Fri Oct 26, 2007 6:11 pm

Hello Eddie / Simon / all

In the past I've had exactly the same experience with ready made moulded patch leads.
But as I did not have a meter and thinking that these "professionally made" patch leads would be 100% perfect. It caused me all sorts of bother,in fact they sent me on a wild goose chase and had me thinking that the problem lay elsewhere...water in my coax etc etc grrrrrrrr

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Post by 2W0PWR on Fri Oct 26, 2007 6:44 pm

It's not just the moulded ones. I have some ready made patch leads here which are not moulded but the PL259 plugs are useless! They seem to be squeezed onto the coax...

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Re: Patch leads with moulded Pl259 utter rubbish

Post by simon007 on Fri Oct 26, 2007 8:20 pm

They sell them here for 10 euro with 1 metre lenght and they are working maybe for 2 or 3 weeks then they just seem to die, and thats a waste of money. Better is buy the plugs, some decent coax and sit there and solder them yourself

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Re: Patch leads with moulded Pl259 utter rubbish

Post by Guest on Fri Oct 26, 2007 9:17 pm

I am doing that lol, I am just going to a local shop later on to pick up some PL259's as I have plenty of coax.

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Re: Patch leads with moulded Pl259 utter rubbish

Post by Guest on Fri Nov 02, 2007 12:54 am

I have also had this problem, Did my head in finding the fault. Never used them again.

Stupid moulded crap leads.

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