> ::The published assembly data is for non-commercial use. The military
> specification is actually specification #PL-259. I haven't looked to see
> this is public domain or not, but most military specifications are *not*
> line, and are available from the Government Printing Office (mail order)
> purchased from third parties specilizing in military/government standard
> document reproduction, such as Document Engineering
> Although this is an old military specification, it was drafted by
> as the inventor company.
Kind of an odd specification number, but, since that connector probably
antedates World War II and all the modern style of specification (I'd expect
a MIL-C-xxx type spec for a connector), it could well be.
Does the military even use PL-259/SO-239 type connectors any more? Most of
the specs I've seen recently call out TNC, BNC, N, and SMA for low power RF
(less than 20 GHz and less than a few watts) and "coaxial or waveguide,
subject to approval" for high power.
I ran across an reference to MIL-HDBK-454, which might be useful.."General
Guidelines for Electronic Equipment"
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