I have some quick-disconnect PL259s that I got, I think, from the RF Connection
(www.therfc.com). They simply substitute an outer shell with no threads where
it would normally thread onto the SO-238. Instead, the shell has 6 fine slits
to permit it to tightly grip the jack. Otherwiuse everything is the same as a
normal PL=259 -- fits RG8 with adaptors for smaller cable.
73, Pete N4ZR
At 07:47 AM 10/21/2006, Paul Kelley N1BUG wrote:
>FWIW I have had some of those push-on PL259 adapters in service for
>25 years and have yet to experience a problem at HF. I have run 1500
>watts through them for extended periods CW/SSB. I like to use them
>in places where I can barely get my hand into and can't see what I'm
>doing -- my shack is space challenged.
>I once melted one with 1 kW at 144 MHz, but what do you expect from
>a nickel plated, plastic insulated thingie at VHF!?
>I have seen some that were designed to install directly on a cable
>end (not the adapter type) for RG-58, but not larger cables. Mine
>are all the adapter type.
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