Following these instructions: Soldering PL-259 Coax Plugs
I put my PL-259 connector on the end of my coax. However, there's a short! I tracked it down to my Laird CB27 antenna. Is this typical?
When I take the antenna off, and I check continuity on the NMO lip mount itself and the PL259 connector inside the car, both are fine and don't have any readings. As soon as I put the antenna on, bingo.
Touching the center pin and the threads on the antenna gives me a reading for continuity..