Big Dog...celebrating 10 years of abuse!
- Jan 7, 2001
Interesting. I haven't messed with PL-259's in years, but I seem to recall the center pin always stuck out past the threaded part. But I could remember wrong.ok.... the RG8 goes onto the RigExpert and never hits the plastic top of the RigExpert it screws on and stops like a normal fitting....... the RG8 was the only one giving me a good SWR.....
.I put a 90 degree elbow connector on the RigExpert as tight as I could.....and tightened the connector in my vise... I then spun the RigExpert in circles... as seen in three pictures..... I then put the LMR400 and again could spin the RigExpert in circles... it does make a connection but it hits the RigExpert and bottoms out so I can't screw it on anymore and when this happens the saw teeth of the connector don't engage I can spin the RigExpert in circles.... but it does seem to give me an SWR reading... I took a picture of the RG8 and LMR 400 I also have as requested some pictures of the RigExpert..... hopefully someone may see something???? now the plastic cover at the top of the RigExpert.... when I had the top of the RigExpert off, I can push the plastic in a little but I didn't want to break it.... so even though the LMR400 is touching the threads and the pin is inside the fingers of the RigExpert do you think the SWR is off???..... thanks again for all the help... I honestly don't think anything is wrong... the RigExpert works... the antenna seems like new and the LMR400 works fine on a dummy load... but something is stopping me from getting a working SWR... and I don't want to put this thing up 32 feet without knowing everything is working correctly.