At 06:19 AM 1/4/2007, Roger Kissel wrote:
>I'm curious about coax connectors and how YOU assemble yours.
>Of course, we all would like to use Type Ns for the impedance uniformity, in
>comparison to the old fashioned PL-259s.
I don't know that the impedance issue is all that significant, at
least at HF. Weatherproofing would be why I'd choose N over UHF
connectors. Cost (and the fact that most ham gear has them) would be
why to choose UHF over N.
In theory, UHF connectors carry more power than N (the center
conductor has more contact area, etc.) but since either one will
carry more than 1500W, it be a non-issue.
>What I'm wondering is:
>Do you solder the braid into the connector body when you mount a PL259 onto
>a piece of RG-8 or RG-213 ?
>BTW HF and PL-259s are synonymous. I don't know any SERIOUS ham who would
>use a 259 for UHF. Uhhh, why do they call a PL259 a "UHF connector" ?!?
When the connector was invented (back in the 30s?) 30 MHz was ultra
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