Just getting started with XBee

I have the XBees and the antennae. Just running into a little problem.

The U.FL connectors refuse to mate. How much force do you need for the first time you connect it? I'm afraid of breaking the XBee's thin, fragile PCB.

Also, on all of the antennae (including two unopened ones) - the U.FL connector isn't quite circular. It's more egg-shaped. It looks as if it would fit, but... is this typical?

I have dealt with U.FL before (in a netbook) and it was easy and simple, nothing like this.

How much force do you need for the first time you connect it?

Very little.

I'm afraid of breaking the XBee's thin, fragile PCB.

As well you should be.

Also, on all of the antennae (including two unopened ones) - the U.FL connector isn't quite circular. It's more egg-shaped. It looks as if it would fit, but... is this typical?

No. They should be round.

I have dealt with U.FL before (in a netbook) and it was easy and simple, nothing like this.

As it should be.

Thanks a ton, PaulS! Guess these are probably defective, then...