Craig, RG214 is oversized for standard PL-259's and the 2-piece N's which
emulate the back end of a PL-259. The O.D. of the vinyl jacket is > .410",
which is about all the standard connectors can accommodate. There are
several varieties of Type N (mil-type, 5-piece) connectors specifically
suited for RG-214/U, however. The ubiquitous UG21D/U (type N) that most of
us use for RG213/U and other .405" diameter cables are actually intended for
RG-214/U, and that's why they are somewhat loose on RG213/U. -WB2WIK/6
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Craig Clark [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Thursday, September 26, 2002 5:37 AM
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> Subject: [Towertalk] rg214
> I'm having problems installing two piece N connectors of RG214.
> I suspect PL259's would be a problem too.
> Anyone have any "pearls of wisdom" they'd like to share off-line with me?
> I have looked quickly at the RFI, Amphenol and Belden web sites and so
> found nothing.
> 73, Craig Clark, K1QX
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