Protecting the male threads which are typically a SO-239 connector on radio equipment is usually on most amateurs minds while moving equipment around. There is a simple easy fix.
Use the collar from a Pl-259 connector and thread it on or even just the connector itself. Thatíll protect the threads. I just happened to have a bunch of collars around so I decided to solder dimes on the end. This will make them dustproof also. I smeared a little flux around the collarís rim and a little on the time and then used knucklebusters to hold them for soldering. Heated them up with a propane torch and put a little plumbing solder to them.
The finished product
Cover in use
So far these have cost me 40 cents.
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