Let me preface this with, I am sure there is more than one way to wire and solder a PL-259 connector. And I can already hear the criticism from some hams when I say, I have never soldered a cable, I bought prefabricated cables. But today, with the assistance of Tim Duffy, K3LR and his presentation at Contest University Italy I finished my first 35′ run of LMR400 for my hex beam. Now it is on to the patch cables for the rig, amp and meters. You can visit, K3LR method of installing a PL259 coax connector.