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YouLoop antenna for amateur satellite reception

It looks good for HF and probably OK at 145 MHz. The benefits of the balanced loop are mostly below 50 MHz. At 435 MHz I don't think it will work - they don't say it will. If the balun works at all, ...
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What kind of soldering iron is best for PL-259 (UHF) connectors?

Crimping works well. The centre pin still needs to be soldered but that is easy in comparison. My favourite iron for soldering PL259 is an old brute with a tip that weighs several ounces. The size of ...
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What kind of soldering iron is best for PL-259 (UHF) connectors?

It looks like you may be trying to solder to the reducer rather than the actual connector. If that is the case, try soldering to the connector through the openings in between the threading designed ...
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