A Tech-Tip tutorial created by Paul Peters, VE7BZ.
This tutorial applies to LMR-400 coax cable and the Times Microwave EZ400 connector series
The best crimp connectors for LMR-400 cable are made by Times Microwave. While a little pricey, the EZ400 connector group is the ideal solution to your LMR-400 connector issues. These connectors are very easy to install (with the correct tool set) and the fit to LMR-400 cable is superb!
To make the EZ400 crimps, you need the HX-4 piston crimping tool with the Y1719 die, the DBT-01 de-burring tool and the ST-400EZ rotary stripping tool -- or you could buy the TK-400EZ kit. Here is a page from the Times Microwave catalog showing these tools.
EZ-400-NMH Connector Installation Procedure on LMR-400
All three connectors in this series (shown above) use exactly the same install procedure. Just follow the images below for perfect connectors on LMR-400 cable.
Source: Times Microwave pictorials
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