Info on Coax Connectors
I've converted to using crimp-style coax connectors rather than solder type -- they're much easier to work with (if you have the right tools!) and the research I've done indicates that they're every bit as reliable as a soldered connector.
I highly recommend Davis RF as a supplier of coax, connectors and accessories. This table provides trimming information for the connectors I use most often.
|Trim (inches from end)
Jacket, Braid, Dielectric
|BNC clamp - 9913/LMR400||RFB-1101-1SI||0.240, 0.00, 0.150 Drawing|
|N crimp - 9913/LMR400||RFN-1006-3I||0.540, 0.215, 0.130|
|UHF crimp - 9913/LMR400||RFU-507-SI||1.30, 0.975, 0.690|
|BNC Crimp - RG-8X||RFB-1107-1X||0.630, 0.305, 0.160|
|N Crimp - RG-8X||RFN-1007-2SX||0.540, 0.215, 0.140|
|UHF Crimp - RG-8X||RFU-508X||1.215, 0.890, 0.545|
|SMA Crimp - RG-8X||RSA-3000-X||0.406,0.406,0.079|
|UHF Crimp - RG-213||RFU-507||1.320, 0.975, 0.710|
|RG-174 BNC Bulkhead||Amphenol 413771-3||25/32, 9/16, 3/16|
NOTE: Cable Group "X" (LMR-240, RG-8X) crimp connectors have a ferrule outside diameter of about 0.300 inches; Cable Group C (RG-58 type) connectors have a ferrule outside diameter of about 0.25 inches.