So, to complement the A99 that I am about to put up, I am upgrading my coax to RG213 MIL.
Never handled this stuff before - it is a beast of a cable!
When attaching the PL259s, the RG213 core is so thick it almost fills the whole pin.
To solder, I cut it short so that the core finished about 4/5 of the way up the PL259 pin, then filled the pin with solder and finished off as normal.
(With the old RG58 I would just solder first and then trim afterwards).
I use heat-shrink to cover the end of the PL259 and the braid, then wrap the plug with amalgamating tape once fitted to the antenna.
Much different from what you guys would do?
Any advice appreciated as always