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August 10, 2013


Howard Edelman

An RG59 Cable would potentially put a large stress on the connection. It might be better to put a connector on the end of the cable and a properly mounted, mating pc board connecter on the circuit board.
If the direct approach is used, then you should securely clamp the cable to the board, have some excess braid combed out and twisted into a stranded wire lead run parallel to the center conductor and solder that down along side the center conductor solder point.

Richard Payne

Wrap around thick bare copper wire tightly with several loops, bend both end of wire 90deg and solder to keep it together.
Would this do a trick?

Mike Joyner

The Decibel Products Company that used to be located in Dallas Texas had a very useful clamp for cable such as VB-8. As mentioned by others answers here, the free end of the coax shield was faned back, a brass or maybe copper sleeve slid over the center insulator, and a right angled tab clamp was clamped over the entire shield and inner sleeve. The entire clamp was then soldered and made a very nice looking clamp with screw hole , ready for attachment to the antenna feed point. I could not find any of these clamps for sale, the sleeve over the center lead insulator was made by cutting a small piece of copper tubing. Tab clamp was made by fashoning a clamp from a large terminal.

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